Category: Patient Education

Dental Care Questions Patients Frequently Ask

Different patients will come into the dentist’s office with a wide range of different needs. Some will simply want access to dependable support against cavities and gum disease, and will be interested in preventive care. Others may come in seeking more involved care. With that said, if you are coming in for your first appointment,… Read more »

What Is Same Day Dentistry?

When you have a serious smile problem, your dentist will need to make sure the problem is totally eliminated. In the case of a cavity treatment, for instance, that means removing the decayed portion of a tooth, as well as providing it with a protective restoration. Because our office offers CEREC restorations, we can provide… Read more »

We Have Weekend Hours!

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we understand that you and your family are busy. Often due to hectic schedules, families assume they simply can’t make an appointment. In addition, taking off from work or school just may not be a feasible option. However, we’re proud to offer weekend hours and extended evening hours to… Read more »

How Does The Doctor Detect Problems?

One of the best ways to avoid many dental problems is by practicing preventive dentistry; excellent oral hygiene, visiting your dentist, and a healthy diet. There are many circumstances where you may not always experience symptoms indicating infection – take cavities, for example. However, with regular visits to your dentist, they’ll be able to detect… Read more »

Don’t Forget Your Dental Benefits!

Christmas is just around the corner, which means your to-do list is likely becoming quite thin. Unfortunately, if you forgot to place the task of checking your dental insurance benefits on that list, you might be in for quite a shock in the New Year. Allow us to provide you with some helpful tips regarding… Read more »

Why Your Family Dentist Advises Exercising

If you mentally listed the most popular benefits of regular exercise, better dental health might not be among them. Yet, the many health conditions associated with poor physical health, including heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses, may also be tied to the state of your oral health. Controlling your risks of these and other… Read more »

Improving Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile says a lot about you, and how confident you are in your smile says a lot about the state of your dental health. When you take pride in the health and appearance of your teeth and gums, you will be more likely to show your smile more often, and enjoy the many benefits… Read more »

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 »

Six Month Smiles

Are you an adult that has been self-conscious about having crooked teeth but are too embarrassed to wear traditional wire braces? Today there are a number of alternative treatments. You can straighten your teeth and enhance your smile in less than half the time of traditional braces and without the embarrassment. Today, your Rochester MN general… Read more »

If Teeth Are Permanent, Why Do We Lose Them?

Even though it happens way more often than it should, adult tooth loss isn’t something everyone has to experience. On the contrary, your adult set of teeth, or permanent teeth, were meant to last a lifetime. When they don’t, it’s for a good reason—usually, one you could have avoided. To help you prevent tooth loss… Read more »