Category: Drinks with Sugar

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 »

Could Your Child’s Medicine Cause Cavities?

Growing up, we heard our parents speak these words more times than we can count. As parents, we have even uttered them a time or two. “This is going to hurt me a lot more than it will hurt you.” Is it possible that the opposite is true? Certainly, says Dr. Gilly Calcagno, a children’s… Read more »

Rochester MN Dentist Explains: The Worst Foods for Staining Teeth

If you brush regularly and maintain good dental hygiene, you may be dismayed to find that your teeth have still become stained over time. You may be surprised to learn that your diet could be contributing to the appearance of your smile. Even some healthy foods can be harmful when it comes to tooth discoloration…. Read more »

Rochester MN Woman Dentist Explains How Soda Threatens Teeth

Are you a soda lover? Do you drink your favorite flavor multiple times per day? If so, you could be putting your teeth at serious risk. Consuming too much soda can lead to many problems for your teeth. To learn more about how soda can damage teeth, read the following information provided by your Rochester… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Removes Unsightly Teeth Stains

Do you find yourself hiding your smile or covering your mouth when you laugh? For many people, unsightly yellow teeth stains are a persistent problem. Fortunately, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, offers cosmetic solutions to dental discoloration. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno explains the causes of teeth stains and recommends treatment options.

Rochester Dentist: Eating Right for a Healthy Heart and Mouth

Did you know February marks the beginning of American Heart Month? Across the country medical professionals are trying to raise awareness about heart disease prevention. In American, one out of every three deaths is a result of cardiovascular disease or stroke. Many people don’t realize that a few simple steps can help protect your heart…. Read more »

Healthy Food Options from Your Rochester Dentist

There may still be snow on the ground, but people everywhere are working hard to get in shape for summer. The majority of New Year’s resolutions deal with some form of weight loss. A good diet is a main factor in losing weight and keeping it off, but proper nutrition also protects your teeth. Your… Read more »

Play It Safe with Summer Libations – And Keep On Smiling!

With summer heat comes an adult thirst for refreshing libations, whether beer with barbecue, a glass of wine while dining outdoors, or an umbrella drink poolside. We all know that too much alcohol can impair our ability to function, and a few drinks a day can expand our waistline. Did you know, however, that alcohol… Read more »

Top Five Foods and Beverages that Harm Your Oral Health

Have you ever wondered how certain foods and beverages affect your oral health? The truth is that many foods and drinks we consume on a daily basis are harmful to our teeth. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our team at Calcagno Cosmetic & Family Dentistry urge our patients to watch out for acidic and sugary foods… Read more »


It is estimated that over 40 million adults in the US experience tooth sensitivity.  This is one of the most common complaints that patients report in my practice. The factors that can contribute to sensitivity are the use of whitening and tartar control toothpaste, the use of a hard bristle tooth brush, consuming acid-containing and… Read more »