Month: October 2015

What Causes Teeth Stains?

Different food and drinks may cause discoloration and stains to your teeth. If you’re looking to keep your smile white – you may want to stay away from these substances. Practicing good oral hygiene can also help to keep these stains at bay – brushing and flossing at least twice daily is recommended. One of… Read more »

What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign?

Do you feel like you need orthodontic treatment? Are you dreading having to wear braces? There may be an alternative – you could qualify for Invisalign, a nearly invisible way to achieve the same results as braces. In order to “qualify” you must have lost all of your baby teeth (and erupted your second molars),… Read more »

Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

In just a few days your little ones will don their costumes and go door-to-door on a quest for candy. While dressing up and running around with friends is fun, you should know that sugary sweets can have a negative impact on your child’s oral health. However, you can limit their intake and also offer… Read more »

Do Whitening Toothpastes Work?

Are you looking to whiten your teeth? Feeling like they are stained from all that coffee? Although they are not a long-term solution, whitening toothpastes can help to remove surface stains. However, that’s as much as they can do – they cannot remove stains from below the surface nor can they actually change the natural… Read more »

Don’t Forget Your Checkup And Cleaning!

This weekend kids across the country will be hitting the streets in costumes and filling bags with sweet treats. While we love Halloween as much as anyone, we also like kids and parents to be aware of the dangers of too many sweets. In addition, we want to remind you not to forget your checkup… Read more »

More Spooky Events In Your Community

Halloween is just a few days away! At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we want you and your family to enjoy a fun and spooky holiday. We want to let you know about some of the fun events happening right here in our community. We also want to remind parents to help limit their children’s… Read more »

Straighten Your Smile In A Year

How do you feel about your smile’s alignment? While a straight, shining smile is optimal, many of us have teeth that crowd or overlap. Others have gaps between them. Misalignment doesn’t just affect your appearance, but the health of your smile as well. Fortunately, you can potentially straighten your smile in a year with the… Read more »

Professional Vs. OTC Whitening

When looking for solutions for stained teeth you have a number of options. For one, you could go to the store and choose a number of over-the-counter options. However, you could also visit your dentist to receive a professional solution. Which one will work best for your smile, professional or OTC whitening? Understanding the difference… Read more »

Do You Need Implant Dentures?

Have you lost most or at least a significant amount of your natural teeth? If so, you may be aware of the difficulties that accompany missing teeth. You have difficulty eating the foods you enjoy, people may have trouble understanding you when you speak, and you can feel embarrassed about your appearance. Fortunately, we can… Read more »

What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

Receiving proper dental care in childhood is essential for instilling the knowledge necessary to maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Children need routine checkups and cleanings to avoid the onset of common oral health problems. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we can provide these services with pediatric dentistry. What is pediatric dentistry?