Category: Healthy Living

Healthier Family Meals Can Help You Avoid Cavities

When you reach for your toothbrush, or your floss, you are obviously about to take steps to protect your teeth. Do you think about your time at the dinner table as an opportunity to protect your smile, too? If you want to avoid problems with tooth decay, what you eat definitely matters. In addition to… 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 »

Rochester, MN Dentist States Which Halloween Candy to Avoid

Halloween is right around the corner and at Calcagno Family Dentistry, we couldn’t feel more excited about this fun-filled holiday. Yet, it’s important to remember dental health during Halloween, since the entire day is centered around treat bags full of candy. While eating candy in moderation isn’t detrimental to your smile, some candy is much… Read more »

Rochester, MN Children’s Dentist Shares Healthy School Lunches

Do you sometimes wonder what to send your kids to school for lunch? Parents wants their children to have healthy, nutritious lunches that they will still enjoy eating. While combining those factors may seem difficult, it’s actually quite simple and easy on your budget. Here, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, your Rochester, MN children’s dentist, shares some… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Discuss How Women Can Maintain Good Heart and Oral Health

February is coming to a close, which means the end of American Heart Month. Your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, would like to take one more opportunity to discuss the importance of heart disease prevention, particularly in women. In the United States, nearly one out of every three deaths is a direct result of heart… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Explains the Health Benefits of Eating Fish

As we continue to observe American Heart Month, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, would like to talk about fish. Particularly, Dr. Calcagno would like to discuss the surprising benefits offered by the regular consumption of fish. Not only to patients experience a reduction in the risk of heart disease, but eating fish also aids… Read more »

Rochester Dentist: Know Your Heart Health Numbers

Did you that one of out every three deaths in the United States results from heart disease or stroke? February marks the beginning of American Heart Month. Across the country, medical professionals and health care organizations are trying to raise awareness about heart disease prevention. In today’s blog, your Rochester family dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, discusses… 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 »

Rochester Dentist: Top Causes of Toothaches

This holiday season, nothing can spoil the party quite like an unforeseen toothache. The causes of toothaches and tooth pain can vary. Many patients experience throbbing pain in upper teeth during the winter months, while others might suffer from excessive tooth decay. Your Rochester dentist, Dr. Janet Calcagno, discusses the top causes of toothaches. Toothaches… Read more »

Tongue Color and Your Health

You’ve heard that what goes on in your mouth can affect the rest of your body, but did you know that what’s going on in your body can affect your mouth, too? Your tongue hosts a rich supply of nerves and blood vessels, and can have up to 8,000 taste buds. So when your Rochester… Read more »