Category: Pediatric Dentistry

Understanding The Value Of Pediatric Dental Care

The importance of dental care in a person’s life remains consistent, but there are particular benefits that can take on more value at certain periods. When it comes to pediatric dental care, the approach your dentist takes to working with your child will change over time. At early appointments, education can be vital. After all,… 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 »

Do My Kids Need Pediatric Dentistry?

Are you wondering, “Do my kids need pediatric dentistry?” If so, the answer is yes. Like you, children benefit from routine dental visits for checkups and cleanings. These visits can reduce dental anxiety and allow a dentist to monitor oral health. Instilling good habits at a young age can help ensure healthy smiles down the… Read more »

FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry

We understand that children can make your days rather hectic. Forgetting to bring them to the dentist is a common mistake, but one that can hurt their oral health in the long run. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer pediatric dentistry to improve the health and beauty of little smiles. If you have… Read more »

Do Children Need Checkups and Cleanings?

As an adult, you know you require routine care to avoid the onset of tooth decay or gum disease. But do children need checkups and cleanings too? Like adults, children of all ages will need to see a dental professional at regular intervals to ensure optimal oral health. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we… Read more »

Pediatric Dentistry: Why You Should Schedule Visits

Do you spend time worrying about protecting your child? Of course you do! And that precious little smile is included. However, you may find that you are not quite sure where to begin or how to approach dental care for your little one. As a general rule of thumb, it is always beneficial to provide… Read more »

Quiz: When Should My Child Start Brushing?

How soon do children need to start brushing their teeth? Do kids really need to brush as often as adults? These are both examples of common questions parents often ask. Your Rochester MN pediatric dentists, Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer, want to answer your questions and help you provide better dental care for… Read more »

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Check-Up

Your Rochester dentists believe in partnering with parents to give a child a head start on a life of good oral health. They wish to educate parents on caring for their child’s dental health in order to make that possible. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer also work hard to make every patient feel… Read more »

The Importance of Mouth Guards for Your Young Athlete

Though early March is still cold and dreary, spring is just around the corner. With the warmer temperatures come picnics, gardening, and, of course, spring and summer sports. While athletics are certainly a great incentive to get your child up and moving, sports can also raise the risk of dental damage such as a lost,… Read more »

The History of the Tooth Fairy

When your child loses a baby tooth, he or she probably puts it under the pillow and eagerly waits to find money in its place the next morning. It seems a timeless ritual as old as childhood itself. However, if you have ever stopped to think about it, the tooth fairy is a fascinating cultural… Read more »