Month: March 2016

When Does My Child Need A Checkup?

As an adult, you’ve heard that you need to visit the dentist about once every six months. You may not know, however, that children benefit from regular six-month dental exams too. When does your child need a checkup? How early should your child see the dentist? Routine checkups can help your child’s smile stay healthy… Read more »

How Often Should My Teeth Be Cleaned?

Visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning appointment regularly is just as important as practicing excellent oral hygiene at home. But, how often should your teeth be cleaned by your dentist? You may have heard of the “six-month-rule”, does that apply to everyone? Not necessarily – in fact, if you’re prone to bacteria and… Read more »

Do I Need Veneers Or A Crown?

While both veneers and crowns can enhance your smile, they’re typically used for different reasons. They have other similarities – like their material, porcelain – but ultimately, dental crowns are used to restore tooth structure while veneers are used to improve the aesthetic appeal of a smile. The way a crown is placed is very… Read more »

“Spring Party”

It’s really time to bring in the season of Spring, now! Especially this upcoming week – we’re about to get a whole bunch of April showers (but that makes for May flowers, right?). It looks like the rain will give us a break this upcoming weekend, which is just perfect for the Spring Party in… Read more »

How Do I Help My Teeth Stay Bright?

Over time, teeth can become stained and discolored, maybe causing you to become ashamed or embarrassed of your smile. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to stay that way forever – thanks to cosmetic dentistry. Whitening (and brightening) your smile is easier than ever nowadays, especially when you visit your dentist. Those over-the-counter kits that you may… Read more »

Are Implants Stronger Than Bridges?

Dentistry has come a long way, especially with tooth restoration. Dealing with losing a tooth (whether it’s fallen out on its own, or your dentist recommends extraction) is not an easy experience – and can actually be detrimental to your oral health. However, because of the advancement of dentistry, we have several great options for… Read more »

Do You Offer Same Day Crowns?

Whether you need a root canal or your tooth is severely discolored – tooth-colored dental crowns can restore the aesthetics and function of your natural tooth. While they are certainly a great restoration option, it can take two appointments to place a traditional crown. Typically, your dentist needs to take an impression of your teeth… Read more »

Should I Receive A Root Canal?

Whether your tooth is damaged from severe tooth decay or a facial injury – you may need a root canal, or endodontic treatment. Commonly use to treat an infection (like tooth decay) that has progressed, as it begins to damage the pulp (nerve) of your tooth and creates an abscess. Without treatment, you could risk… Read more »

What Do You Know About Single Day Crowns?

From cracks or fractures to large cavities, dental crowns have been used to restore weakened teeth for centuries. However, the procedure has been altered and perfect over the course of those years – and now, technology has advanced it more than ever. Traditionally, dental crowns have been placed in two separate appointments – but now,… Read more »

Do You Offer Pediatric Dentistry?

Although children don’t typically see their dentist until their first birthday (or 6 months after the first tooth erupts), taking care of their oral hygiene begins at birth. Both, Dr. Calcagno and Dr. Heimer, see patients of all ages – from babies to seniors. Pediatric dentists have extensive experience with children of all ages, as… Read more »