Category: Sugar

Rochester Dentist on Benefits of Chocolate

Hearing a dentist praise chocolate for its health benefits seems too good to be true. More health professionals are straying from the old belief that all chocolate negatively affects health. In the right doses, certain chocolates can lower your risk of stroke and improve thought processes. Although most of your body stands to gain a lot from the… Read more »

Rochester Dentist Discusses Caring for Your Teeth in Winter

You decorate the tree, put lights up on the windows, select the perfect gifts, send out all the cards, and, of course, indulge in all the wonderful holiday goodies you’ve been looking forward to all year. However, amidst all the excitement of the holidays you can’t forget that your teeth and gums need special attention… 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 »

Your Rochester Dentist Discusses Alternatives to Sugar

Everyone knows that sugar contributes to cavities, but do you understand the exact process of tooth decay? General and cosmetic dentist Dr. Gilly Calcagno offers information on how sugars rot your teeth and suggests sugar substitutes that won’t harm your oral or general health. How Sugar Affects Teeth When you eat sugar, it combines with… 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 »