Month: April 2015

FAQs: OTC vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

We have plenty of options when it comes to brightening our smile. From over-the-counter solutions to professional treatments, you can remove discoloration and enjoy a more attractive smile. However, which will work best for your smile, over the counter teeth whitening or professional solutions?

When Was Your Last Oral Cancer Screening?

For the entire month of April we have been recognizing Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Along with dental and medical professionals nationwide, we have been reminding people about the possible dangers of this disease and the importance of receiving a screening. When was your last oral cancer screening? If you are due for an exam, remember… Read more »

Quiz: What is Invisalign?

Correcting misalignment can be the key to both a healthy and attractive smile. While metal braces are a popular option for improving alignment, there are other more esthetically pleasing alternatives. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer Invisalign. What is Invisalign? Find out how clear braces can improve your smile’s appearance.

Six Month Smiles or Invisalign?

Clear braces can provide a practically invisible form of smile correction. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer two forms of clear braces for our Rochester, MN patients. How do you choose between Six Month Smiles and Invisalign? Which will provide the better route to a straighter smile?

Restoring Lost Teeth with Dental Implants

Tooth loss affects millions of people in the United States. A study conducted by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons shows that without treatment, over 26% of people in the US lose all of their teeth by age 74. In order to return your smile to optimal function and appearance we may recommend… Read more »

What Happens During an Oral Cancer Screening?

During April, the team at Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will be acknowledging Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout April we will be offering free screenings to raise awareness about this serious and widespread disease. What happens during an oral cancer screening? How often should I be screened?

Have Fun with the Family in Rochester, MN

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we want our patients to be aware of the fun events happening in the Rochester, MN community. With April upon us, spring has finally arrived. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and other enjoyable events in the community.

Enjoy a Straighter Smile Without Braces

Metal braces are the most common option for correcting misalignment. However, many adults and teens aren’t eager to wear metal orthodontics for between a year-and-a-half to two years. Can you enjoy a straighter smile without braces? With Invisalign and Six Month Smiles you can receive practically invisible orthodontic treatment.

When Do You Need Oral Cancer Screenings?

This month we are focusing on the importance of routine oral cancer screenings. A regular screening allows the dentist to look for potential warning signs, allowing you to start treatment early. How often should you have an oral cancer screening?

Why Should You Consider Invisalign?

Considering improving your smile with clear braces? Why should you consider Invisalign? With clear orthodontics, you have a number of benefits over traditional metal braces. From their practically invisible nature to improve comfort, clear braces can offer an esthetically pleasing solution to uneven teeth.