Month: September 2014

If Teeth Are Permanent, Why Do We Lose Them?

Even though it happens way more often than it should, adult tooth loss isn’t something everyone has to experience. On the contrary, your adult set of teeth, or permanent teeth, were meant to last a lifetime. When they don’t, it’s for a good reason—usually, one you could have avoided. To help you prevent tooth loss… Read more »

Examining Your Tooth Enamel

Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance that your body produces and your teeth’s most important protector. It is also quite vulnerable and requires a disciplined routine to protect it. In this article, your Rochester family dentists, Dr. Calcagno and Dr. Heimer shed some light on your tooth enamel. What is Tooth Enamel? Enamel is… Read more »

How Long Does it Take for Soda to Damage Teeth?

Dentists have known, and have warned their patients, that soda and other highly-acidic drinks can cause irreversible damage to your teeth. While alarming in itself, researchers have now shown that acid-caused tooth erosion, which could last for life, can occur within the first 30 seconds of exposure. To protect your only set of permanent teeth… Read more »

Can Dieting Ruin Your Teeth?

Along with regular exercise, dieting is one of the most popular ways to lose weight and trim a few sizes. It’s so popular, in fact, that there are almost as many different diets as there are types of food. However, while it might help you shed a few pounds, dieting can ruin your teeth by… Read more »

What You Should Know About Root Canal Therapy

Not everyone will have to undergo root canal therapy in their lives, but if you do, then the prospect might seem daunting. All most people know about the procedure is that it involves accessing the interior of your tooth, which at first thought, might sound pretty uncomfortable. If you’ve never had one before, however, then… Read more »

How Does Your Dentist Spot Dental Diseases?

One of the most important aspects of keeping your smile as healthy and beautiful as can be is prevention, or at least quick action in the event that a dental disease does develop. Hence the need for regular dental checkups and cleanings in addition to practicing good hygiene at home. During your visits with your… Read more »

Going Through Cavity Formation

The phrase “dental cavity” is common enough that it often does not usually generate any sense of alarm. If it were referred to as a hole in your tooth that will steadily grow as your tooth structure dies, then you may be a bit more inclined to take note. Cavity formation begins without much fanfare,… Read more »

The Facts About Invisalign® Clear Braces

The concern over crooked teeth can usually be divided into two categories; how your crooked teeth look and function, and how straightening them will affect your daily life. In the past, the only recourse for straightening crooked teeth was through orthodontic braces, which utilize brackets and wires to gently move your teeth into more desirable… Read more »