Category: Dental Research

Figuring Out The Frequency Of Dental Visits

For years your dentists have been scheduling your cleanings every six months–twice yearly–but is that enough? Is it too much? How do you determine how often you should see the dentist? Visiting the dentist twice yearly is a happy medium. It may be too much for some, yet not enough for others, particularly those who… Read more »

Celebrate Chocolate This Valentine’s Day

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, there are several things that come to mind: kisses from your sweetheart, cards, romantic date nights, and, of course, chocolate. While you may think of chocolate as an indulgence that you should only have on holidays, it turns out that chocolate actually has enormous benefits for your physical and oral… Read more »

What Your Mouth’s Bacteria Say About You

Sometimes, you might cringe at the thought of it, but there’s no avoiding the fact that bacteria is a major factor in your dental health. In fact, experts have identified over 600 different kinds of bacteria that inhabit a healthy mouth, along with many more that remain unclassified. The germs are most notable for the… Read more »

A Link Between Dental & Mental Health?

The impact that your dental health can have on your overall wellbeing and quality of life is not only well-known, it’s also the subject of extensive studies by experts from across the world. For instance, Professor Gary Slade from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his team of colleagues recently sought to… Read more »

Learn How Your Rochester Dentist Addresses Teeth Stains with Today’s Quiz

When you see your smile in the mirror or a photograph, how do you feel? Many people feel embarrassed and self-conscious about their smiles. This often stems from yellow or otherwise discolored teeth. Thankfully, your teeth can be brightened with professional teeth whitening. In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, uses a fun… Read more »

Survey Says: Dentists Among the Most Trusted Professions

The relationship between a patient and a healthcare provider is a sacred one. When we place our well-being or the well-being of our family in the hands of a nurse, doctor, or dentist, we want to feel confident that this person has our best interest in mind. The amount of trust we place in certain… Read more »

Nature vs. Nurture in Dental Issues Explained by Rochester Dentist

Some people think they are born with a tendency towards tooth decay. This idea, unfortunately, can inspire people to adopt a why bother attitude when it comes to dental hygiene. Why should you put forth the effort to brush and floss often, and visit the dentist regularly, if you’re only going to end up with… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Explains Connection Between Breast Cancer and Gum Disease

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? You may have been noticing pink ribbons and other merchandise designed to provide solidarity with people fighting breast cancer, but you probably haven’t made a connection between breast cancer and oral health. Dr. Gilly Calcagno, your Rochester dentist, is here to educate you on important… Read more »

New Links Established Between Oral Bacteria and Pancreatic Cancer

The inescapable trend in dental news today is oral-systemic health. From bacteria that are always found on the scene of heart disease, to links between oral health and oral cancer, the verdict came in a long time ago: healthy bodies need healthy mouths. A recent article by the British Dental Health Foundation has supported this… Read more »