How to Get a Better Looking Smile
added on: October 18, 2018
woman hiding her smile

Our smiles are one of the first things others notice about us, and they can say a lot about who we are. After all, we use our smiles to display friendliness as well as express emotions. But if you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks, it may affect your… Read More…


It’s National Dental Hygiene Month at Your Rochester Dental Office
added on: October 9, 2018
hygienist with patient

The month of October seems to kick off the beginning of the holiday season, and at our dental office in Rochester, we have one more reason to celebrate! Every October the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) sponsors National Dental Hygiene Month to recognize the hard work and dedication of dental… Read More…


How to Get Rid of Bad Breath
added on: September 25, 2018
embarassed woman

Having bad breath can be embarrassing. But the team at our Rochester dental office is here to help. In fact, we help patients everyday find out what’s causing their bad breath and work with them to fix it. Today, we’re going beyond the help that we can provide in our… Read More…


Whole Grains Month
added on: September 11, 2018
bowl of whole grain rice

Each September is recognized as Whole Grains Month and serves to raise awareness of the multitude of health benefits that come along with eating foods made from whole grains. The most discussed health benefits of whole grains are usually related to heart health, but as our dental office in Rochester… Read More…


The Do’s & Don’ts to Getting a White Smile
added on: August 27, 2018
woman smiling in sunshine

As we near Labor Day, many people will begin packing away their white clothes until next year. After all, wearing white after Labor Day is typically considered a fashion faux pas. However, at our dental office in Rochester, we believe that a white smile never goes out style, and you… Read More…


3 Things That Can Cause Excessive Mouth Watering
added on: August 15, 2018
man wondering

Saliva production is a natural and important part of good oral health. We need it to help protect our teeth from cavities, breakdown food so our stomachs can digest them more easily, and fight off bad breath bacteria. But the team at our Rochester dental office wants you to know… Read More…


All About Veneers
added on: July 24, 2018
dental veneers

At our Rochester dental office we often have patients who are unhappy with the way their smiles look. But thanks to cosmetic dentistry, there are a number of ways that we can help transform the appearance of smiles. One of the most common and versatile cosmetic dentistry options available are… Read More…


Do Electric Toothbrushes Clean Better Than Regular Toothbrushes?
added on: July 11, 2018
toothbrushes

With all the hype surrounding electric toothbrushes lately, the team at our dental office in Rochester wanted to take the opportunity to talk to our neighbors about what’s true about those claims of a superior clean, as well as provide a few pros and cons to both electric toothbrushes and… Read More…


What is Sedation Dentistry?
added on: June 22, 2018
smiling woman in dental chair

At our dental office in Rochester we take our patients’ comfort very seriously and are dedicated to keeping them calm and relaxed at every appointment. However, there are times when the noise of the drill is a bit too much (we get it!), treatment is too long to stay comfortable,… Read More…


June is Men’s Health Month
added on: June 7, 2018
men playing soccer

Every year during the month of June, healthcare providers across the nation promote the importance of prevention and early detection of diseases that affect American men. Our dental practice in Rochester is no different. To do our part, we’re dedicating this blog to educating our patients and community on the… Read More…


Thinking About Skipping a Brushing Session? Think Again.
added on: May 17, 2018
young woman brushes teeth

At our dental office in Rochester, we always recommend that our patients brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes. Following this routine daily isn’t just good for your oral health, but can benefit your overall health, too. However, if you skip a brushing session altogether or don’t brush… Read More…


Could Allergies Affect Your Dental Health?
added on: May 10, 2018
woman with allergies

If you get a stuffy nose when the pollen count is high, every time you’re around a cat, or have an even worse reaction to certain foods, it’s likely you’re suffering from an allergic reaction. The typical symptoms of allergies include itchy eyes, a stuffed up nose, or difficulty breathing…. Read More…


What Do Dental X-Rays Show?
added on: April 24, 2018
dental x-ray

You’ve most likely experienced having dental x-rays taken several times throughout your life, but what exactly is the point of looking below the surface of your teeth? Our dental office in Rochester takes these images for a variety of reasons, so this month, let’s take a look at why dental… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer
added on: April 10, 2018
oral cancer risk

April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and at our Rochester dental office, we know just how serious this epidemic is in the United States. In fact, just over 51,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with it this year. While there have been advancements in oral cancer treatment,… Read More…


“Why Do I Have Dreams Where My Teeth Fall Out?”
added on: March 22, 2018
woman awakens from nightmare

At our dental office in Rochester, we occasionally have a patient who is concerned with a recurring dream where they lose their teeth. Sometimes one tooth becomes curiously loose and just pops right out. Other times the whole mouth of teeth begins to crumble, leading to a totally toothless smile…. Read More…


The Not So Lucky Side Effects of Green Beer
added on: March 12, 2018
green beer

Every March 17th, we’re all a little bit Irish and join in the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day by putting on our best green outfit and possibly meeting up with friends at a local bar. As one of the largest drinking days of the year, our dental office in Rochester… Read More…


The Connection Between Gum Disease & Heart Disease
added on: February 22, 2018
heart health month

During this American Heart Health Month, our dental office in Rochester wants to do our part and raise awareness of how gum disease can increase your risk of heart disease. While these two areas of the body seem to be unrelated, there’s a clear connection between gum disease and heart… Read More…


The 6 Cavity-Causing Culprits You May Not Know About
added on: February 8, 2018
woman looks at teeth in mirror

There are many widely known causes of cavities including eating too much sugar, not brushing or flossing your teeth enough, or avoiding regular visits to your Rochester dentist. But there are also plenty of lesser known cavity-causing culprits out there that you should be aware of… Teeth with Deep Grooves… Read More…


Are All Those Claims About Charcoal Toothpaste Really True?
added on: January 23, 2018
charcoal toothpaste

There’s recently been a surge in the popularity of using charcoal toothpaste to get a whiter smile. Promoters of the charcoal toothpaste trend claim that it can help whiten teeth effectively without the risk of increased sensitivity that may result from using other products. But does it really work? Join… Read More…


5 Things You Can Do to Get a Smile You’ll Love
added on: January 9, 2018
woman embarrassed by smile

A little too crooked or a little too gapped… a smidge too yellow or a lot not right… there are plenty of reasons you may be unhappy with your smile. If you’re one of the many people who doesn’t like your smile, you’ve come to the right place. The wide… Read More…


Wine & Oral Health
added on: December 21, 2017
holiday dinner with wine

We are all aware that there are certain foods your dentist in Rochester just isn’t a big fan of. These foods typically include super sweet candies and treats, popcorn with hidden damaging kernels, and of course sugary sodas and juices. But there may just be one more to add to… Read More…


Bad Breath Remedies
added on: December 11, 2017
kiss under the mistletoe

Bad breath is an embarrassing ailment that affects many people. Sometimes bad breath is a temporary side effect of especially stinky food, other times it’s a chronic issue that never seems to go away. At our dental office in Rochester, we have a few helpful tips that may help remedy… Read More…


Show Your Teeth Some Appreciation This Thanksgiving
added on: November 21, 2017
woman expresses thanks

Thanksgiving is day dedicated to giving thanks for all that we have in our lives. The typical thankful sentiments of life, health, family, and friends usually top the list. This Thanksgiving, the team at our Rochester dental office wants to give you one more thing to be thankful for, something… Read More…


Top 7 Ways to Protect Yourself This Flu Season
added on: November 13, 2017
couple with the flu

Nobody enjoys the threat of the flu lurking everywhere this time of year. But with the right precautions you can protect yourself and your family and reduce your risk of contracting the flu. Our dental office in Rochester has put together a guide to help you avoid the flu and… Read More…


Are Root Canals as Scary as they Sound?
added on: October 26, 2017
root canal model

Root canals have an unnecessarily bad reputation of being painful, which causes many people to be afraid of the treatment. However, the team at our dental office in Rochester wants to ease any concerns you may have about root canals and hopefully relieve any apprehension. Do Root Canals Hurt? There’s… Read More…


The Halloween Candy Guide for Those with Braces
added on: October 12, 2017
halloween treats

With Halloween just around the corner, we hope all of our patients and neighbors are ready for a night of ghouls and ghosts, witches and wizards, and tricks or treats. When it comes to those treats, the team at our dental office in Rochester has a few pointers for what… Read More…


What You Do At Work May Be Harming Your Teeth
added on: September 22, 2017
workspace covered in snacks

When we spend as much time as we do at work doing similar responsibilities every day, we are bound to develop habits. Some workplace habits like diligently checking emails or reserving a block of uninterrupted time to get work done can be beneficial and make for an efficient employee. However,… Read More…


Top 5 Causes of Tooth Pain
added on: September 13, 2017
woman with tooth pain

We all know the feeling associated with tooth pain. You take a sip of your hot morning coffee and immediately feel a zing of pain. You clench your teeth and get a sharp jolt that makes you wince. Or perhaps you have a constant toothache that just won’t go away…. Read More…

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Probiotics & Oral Health
added on: August 29, 2017
woman wears probiotics tshirt

When we hear the word ‘probiotics,’ we don’t typically consider them beneficial for the mouth, but rather, the gut. While probiotics certainly have their place in digestive health, at our dental office in Rochester, we’ve come across some research that may suggest a link between certain types of probiotics and… Read More…

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Why Dental Hygiene Visits are About More Than Clean Teeth
added on: August 14, 2017
man gets dental cleaning

There’s no surprise that your bi-annual dental hygiene visit is about getting your teeth a deeper clean than you can get alone at home. The hygienists at our dental office in Rochester are dedicated to removing plaque, flossing in between each and every tooth, and polishing your pearly whites for… Read More…


How Your Exercise Routine is Affecting Your Smile
added on: July 25, 2017
woman exercising

Like any other member of your medical team, the team at our dental office in Rochester are all for exercising. There are plenty of benefits behind regularly hitting the pavement for a run, grabbing the free weights for a strength training program, or joining a gym for group classes. Whichever… Read More…


What Exactly is Occlusion?
added on: July 10, 2017
woman and dentist examine x-rays

At our dental office in Rochester, we’re often asked what certain technical dental terms mean, and we’re always happy to explain them. Which brings us to the topic of the day: Occlusion. What is occlusion? What are we looking at when we talk about it? Why does it matter? We’re… Read More…


What Your Tongue Says About Your Health
added on: June 26, 2017
woman sticking out tongue

At my dental office in Rochester, we spend a lot of time getting people to open up and say, “Ah!” It’s because your oral health can tell us a lot about what is going on in the rest of your body. Did you know that your tongue can also provide… Read More…


What’s Good and What’s Bad About Bottled Water?
added on: June 15, 2017
rows of bottled water

These days you can’t go very far without seeing bottled water, whether you’re scanning the aisles at your favorite supermarket, cheering on your kids at their latest sporting event, or perhaps packing for a trip to your favorite vacation destination. Our dental office in Rochester wants you and your family… Read More…

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The Oral Health Hazards of Nail Biting
added on: May 18, 2017
young woman biting nails studying

Nail biting is a habit that can affect not only the appearance of your nails, it can also cause damage to your oral health. As with any habit, nail biting can be difficult to break, but at our dental office in Rochester, we’re hoping that by providing our patients some… Read More…


“What’s it Mean When My Dentist Pokes My Gums and Says Numbers?”
added on: May 10, 2017
young woman in dental chair looking up

If you’ve ever been to your dentist in Rochester and experienced several gentle pokes to your gums followed by hearing some numbers, you’ve had what’s called a periodontal charting. This charting is helpful when evaluating overall oral health and can give your dental team some insight to a proper treatment… Read More…


Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless
added on: April 26, 2017
chewing tobacco

As we near the end of April, which just so happens to be Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the team at our Rochester dental office thought we should talk a bit about the oral health concerns associated with smokeless tobacco. Some individuals may assume that since it’s smokeless, chewing tobacco isn’t… Read More…


What’s a Frenectomy and Do You Need One?
added on: April 7, 2017

There are times when the team at our dental office in Rochester may recommend a frenectomy for a patient. But we understand that many patients aren’t exactly sure what a frenectomy is and why one may be needed. So we’d like to cover the basics to help all of our… Read More…


A Word to the Wise: Don’t Let Wisdom Teeth Cause Trouble
added on: March 20, 2017

Wisdom teeth usually begin to develop and show on x-rays in our early teens. And that’s the best time to start monitoring their growth to see if your wisdom teeth can stay, or if it’s better to get them removed. While all wisdom teeth don’t necessarily have to be extracted,… Read More…


“Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?”
added on: March 8, 2017

Do you experience shooting pain through your teeth when you drink something hot or bite into something cold? If so, you may be suffering from sensitive teeth. It’s a common problem for many people, but our dental office in Rochester wants to help explain some possible reasons behind your sensitivity… Read More…


“Why Do I Bite My Lip All The Time?”
added on: February 23, 2017

Whether it’s your lip, your cheeks, or your tongue, biting the tissues in and around your mouth is a troublesome habit for many. Mostly brought on by stress or as a nervous habit, cheek or lip biting can be hard to break. At our dental office in Rochester, we’d like… Read More…


Options For Missing Teeth
added on: February 23, 2017

Reviving Rochester’s Lost Smiles Because your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, missing teeth can really dampen your self-confidence. Also, missing teeth can be harmful to your health because they cause healthy teeth to shift positions to compensate for the gap. In extreme cases, your… Read More…


Simple Ways to Limit Your Exposure to Sugar
added on: February 13, 2017

There’s nothing wrong with a little sugar indulgence every now and then. We get it, sometimes you just need a little fix with a sweet treat. But as most people know, sugar is something every dentist really doesn’t like. And with good reason (more on that in a bit). At… Read More…


Top Tips To Take Care of Your Pet’s Teeth
added on: January 23, 2017

At my dental office in Rochester, we’re dedicated to caring for our neighbors’ smiles no matter what their needs may be. However, we’re limited to seeing only our human neighbors. But that doesn’t mean we can’t provide our animal-loving patients with a few pointers on dental care for their pets…. Read More…


Which Mouthwash Is Right For You?
added on: January 13, 2017

Like most aspects of dental care, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to selecting a mouthwash. There are different types of mouthwash that are appropriate for different needs. But what options are available? What makes them so different? And more importantly, which one is right for you? Let my dental office… Read More…


3 Things You Should Know About Whitening Your Teeth with Baking Soda
added on: December 21, 2016

Baking soda is a common item found in many households and has a variety of uses besides its obvious purpose — baking food. People use it to keep smells in the fridge at bay, to minimize pet odor, and even to clean carpets and clothes. For many years, baking soda… Read More…


Your Smile May Be Aging You
added on: December 13, 2016

When we hit a certain age, we tend to place more focus on our appearance and take preventive measures to keep up a youthful look. We exercise, eat right, protect our skin with sunscreen, and visit the salon to dye our hair or undergo cosmetic procedures. But what about your… Read More…


Diabetes and Your Teeth: The Importance of Extra Care
added on: November 22, 2016

At my Rochester dental office, one of the first things we do when meeting new patients is go over a complete health history. What are we looking for? Things like diabetes, heart disease, etc. Why? Because they can sometimes cause specific symptoms that affect not just your overall health, but… Read More…


What We Know About The Link Between Gum Disease & Dementia
added on: November 8, 2016

Each November, we recognize the 5 million Americans struggling with debilitating Alzheimer’s Disease and their loving caregivers. While there’s still a lot of research to be done on this disease, there has been a great deal of scientific research and studies devoted to learning if there’s a possible connection between… Read More…


Dental Implants – Bringing New Life To A Dead Tooth
added on: October 20, 2016

As things tend to get spooky this month, my Rochester dental office wants you to know that living with a dead tooth can be a thing of the past thanks to dental implants. These extremely durable and natural looking replacements are specifically designed to bring life back to your smile…. Read More…


Smile! It’s National Dental Hygiene Month
added on: October 7, 2016

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and at my dental office in Rochester we’re going to take a moment to recognize our hygienists for all the hard work that they do, the variety of services they provide to patients, and their wealth of dental knowledge. Dental Hygienist Qualifications Did you… Read More…


“Why Does My Jaw Get Stuck Sometimes?”
added on: September 21, 2016

You’re feeling tired, and you know a yawn is working its way out. As your mouth opens involuntarily and the yawn escapes, you wait for your jaw to slowly close shut. But it doesn’t. It’s stuck. It’s scary. It’s painful. At my Rochester dental office, we know just how terrifying… Read More…


Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Oral Health
added on: September 7, 2016

Oral health is an important part of maintaining an overall healthy body. At my Rochester dental office, we want to make sure all of our patients and neighbors know the ins and outs of getting their mouths optimally clean so they’re sure to reap all the benefits of good oral… Read More…


A Simple Smile Can Make a Big Impact
added on: August 11, 2016

Smiling is such a simple act. So simple that even babies do it while they’re still in the womb. Although effortless, smiling is actually a pretty powerful action. At my Rochester dental office, we know that the easy act of smiling can actually make quite an impact on your health… Read More…


Top 3 Oral Health Facts for Men
added on: August 4, 2016

At my Rochester dental office, we usually recommend that our patients visit us at least two times a year for a dental checkup and cleaning. While most of our patients maintain these very important appointments, there’s a country-wide trend where men don’t see their dentist regularly and only go when… Read More…


Oral Piercings: Concerns & Care
added on: July 19, 2016

If piercings are your thing, we aren’t here to judge. We believe everyone should be free to express themselves how they wish. However, when it comes to oral piercings, the team at my Rochester dental office wants you to be aware of some of the concerns that go along with… Read More…


5 Things Your Rochester Dentist Can Tell From Looking in Your Mouth
added on: July 7, 2016

Hygiene visits and dental checkups at my Rochester dental office are an important part of a proper oral health routine. We’d go so far to say they may even be THE most important part. At these appointments, we’re not only able to identify common dental concerns like decay and cavities,… Read More…


Suffer From Migraines? See Your Rochester Dentist.
added on: June 20, 2016

June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, and as anyone who has ever suffered a migraine can tell you, they aren’t fun. While it may seem weird to get a message about migraines from my Rochester dental office, trust us, you’ve come to the right place. What is a Migraine?… Read More…


Is Your Sports Drink Damaging Your Teeth?
added on: June 9, 2016

You’ve just finished a great workout. Your muscles are tired, you’re sweating, and you feel great, yet a bit dehydrated. You grab a bottle of your favorite flavored sports drink and sip away. While that drink may help replenish things your body lost during exercise, at my Rochester dental office,… Read More…


Why Are People So Serious in Old Pictures?
added on: May 20, 2016

We’ve all seen the old black and white photos from the 1800s-1900s where all the people are dressed to the nines in big, flowy dresses and dapper suits. Legs are crossed, hands are resting formally in jacket pockets, and there’s not a smile in sight. At my Rochester dental office,… Read More…


Can Asthma Affect Your Oral Health?
added on: May 9, 2016

Asthma is a serious, potentially life-threatening disease that causes airways to narrow and makes breathing really difficult. While there is no cure for asthma, there are several treatments available to help re-open airways and make breathing a bit easier. However, at my Rochester dental office, we also know these medications,… Read More…


The Complete Guide to Oral Cancer
added on: April 20, 2016

Whenever we hear the word ‘cancer,’ it’s always terrifying. And oral cancer is no different. It’s a very serious, potentially life-threatening disease that’s more widespread than many people realize. At my Rochester dental office, we believe in early detection, knowing the signs, and treating it proactively. We also believe in… Read More…


Suffer From Canker Sores? We Can Help.
added on: April 6, 2016

If you suffer from chronic canker sores, or even if you’ve only ever had one in your life, you know the discomfort and embarrassment that can result. Canker sores are a complex thing to understand, but at my Rochester dental office, we’re here to help. What Causes a Canker Sore?… Read More…


5 Habits that Harm Teeth
added on: March 22, 2016

Even if you brush and floss everyday, there are some common daily habits that put your teeth at increased risk for disease or damage. At my Rochester dental office, we’re here to educate our patients on all the ways they can help keep their smiles in the best shape, so… Read More…


World Oral Health Day
added on: March 9, 2016

Each March 20th the dental community comes together to promote oral health across the globe for all ages. World Oral Health Day was established to bring awareness to the issues surrounding oral health and educate everyone on the effects oral health can have on the rest of the body. At… Read More…


The Link Between Kissing and Cavities
added on: February 17, 2016

The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold. Of course we all know that we can catch a cold by kissing, but cavities? Sounds pretty far fetched. But guess what everyone at my dental office in Rochester knows? Catching a… Read More…


Celebrate Heart Health Month: See Your Dentist in Rochester
added on: February 10, 2016

Why in the world would a dentist be part of your Heart Health Month Celebration? Shouldn’t you be seeing a cardiologist for that? Well, maybe. But seeing your dentist is much more important than you may think. There have been lots of studies over the last few years that show… Read More…


Can Eating Disorders Affect Your Teeth?
added on: January 20, 2016

Eating disorders usually stem from any combination of emotional, psychological, or social factors and affect around 10 million Americans. Some whole-body health problems that arise from eating disorders range from muscle loss, decreased bone density, and increased risk for heart failure. At my Rochester dental office, we also want to… Read More…


4 Reasons to Smile
added on: January 7, 2016

At my Rochester dental office, we love to see our patients smile. Not only because we are in the business of creating healthy, beautiful grins, but also because we know the health benefits behind showing those pearly whites. We’d like to share a few reasons you should smile more and… Read More…


Show Your Snow-White Smile This Winter
added on: December 16, 2015

Artist Antoinette van Kleeff once said, “When snow falls, nature listens.” My Rochester dental practice is always ready to listen, especially when it comes to maintaining your pearly whites.  Give us a call with questions and don’t forget to follow these simple steps to help ward off unsightly stains. Brushing… Read More…


Fresh Breath Tips For a Perfect Mistletoe Smooch
added on: December 2, 2015

This time of year means more mistletoe and festive parties with friends, family, and colleagues. Whether you’re greeting someone with a smooch or simply engaging in a close conversation, make sure your breath is fresh by brushing up on these helpful dental hygiene tips. My Rochester dental office wants you… Read More…


Alcohol’s Effect on Oral Health
added on: November 18, 2015

A glass of wine at family dinner. A few beers at the bar while catching up with old friends. A mixed drink or two at the office holiday party. When it comes to alcohol, it’s a fairly standard beverage of choice for U.S. adults. While enjoying it in moderation is… Read More…


Holidays Have You Stressed? Relax for Your Mouth’s Sake
added on: November 4, 2015

The craziness of the holiday season is right around the corner, and we’re sure the planning has already begun. Sometimes this time of year causes stress levels to rise and health to suffer because of it. But it’s not only your overall health that’s affected by stress. The team at… Read More…


Can Gum Help Keep Your Mouth Healthy?
added on: October 21, 2015

Did you know that just by chewing a little piece of the right kind of gum you can: Prevent tooth decay Starve bacteria Prevent oral inflammation Reduce your risk for gum disease It may sound too good to be true, but one important ingredient can make all the difference: Xylitol…. Read More…


6 Different Ways to Use Dental Floss
added on: October 7, 2015

Everyone has some dental floss. We are especially sure of that considering we give you a roll at every visit to my dental practice in Rochester! And if you are anything like us, you probably have a few extra rolls lying around the house. Why not tuck one in your… Read More…


Fact or Fiction: Skip Brushing, Use Mouthwash Instead.
added on: September 16, 2015

At my dental office in Rochester, we recommend brushing for at least two minutes, twice a day, every day. But we know there are times when brushing may not be an option. Perhaps you forgot your toothbrush or ran out of toothpaste. When these things happen, it’s common to turn… Read More…


Does Your Teen Want To Stop Eating Meat?
added on: September 2, 2015

As parents, sometimes when our offspring announce their intentions we can barely contain our horror, fear, or, perhaps less flatteringly, our unwillingness to accommodate phases that make extra work for us. But if your teenager has decided to stop eating meat, don’t worry. According to the American Dietetic Association, a… Read More…


4 Most Common Oral Health Mistakes
added on: August 19, 2015

You wake up each morning, eat your breakfast, then head to the sink to brush your teeth and give your grin a thorough flossing. You’re doing everything correctly, right? Maybe. The truth is, oral hygiene isn’t as simple as just making sure you brush and floss. At my Rochester dental… Read More…


How White is Too White?
added on: August 5, 2015

Super-white smiles used to be a thing reserved for TV stars and the big screen. But advancements in dentistry have made this cosmetic dentistry procedure accessible to the general public. Now nearly everyone is on the journey to get a dazzlingly white smile. At my dental office in Rochester, we’re… Read More…


Are Regular Floss and Floss Picks Both Okay?
added on: July 15, 2015

We get this question a lot at my dental office in Rochester. While it’s not a cut-and-dried answer, we can definitely explain a few pros and cons behind both of the common flossing methods. Floss Picks Pros Ease of Use. Many people prefer floss picks over traditional floss because they’re… Read More…


Swimming Pools and Your Oral Health
added on: July 1, 2015

Do you spend a lot of time soaking in your nearest swimming pool during the summer months? We don’t blame you. Kicking back on a raft, playing an intense game of Marco Polo, or swimming laps for exercise are great ways to beat the heat. But did you know that… Read More…


5 Ways You’re Harming Your Teeth
added on: June 17, 2015

Even if you brush and floss everyday, there are still many things that cause damage to your smile. At my dental office in Rochester, we’re all about keeping teeth healthy and being dedicated to educating our patients on all the ways to keep their mouths in tip-top shape, as well… Read More…


Top 4 Tips to Ease Your Dental Fear
added on: June 3, 2015

Nervousness or legitimate fear of the dentist is completely normal. In fact, an estimated 80 million Americans suffer from it. At my dental office in Rochester, we understand a visit to the dentist can be scary. But we also know avoiding professional dental care can have serious health complications. We’re… Read More…


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
added on: April 15, 2015

Whenever we hear the word cancer, it’s always scary. For everyone at my Rochester dental office, we place emphasis on educating our patients on one type of cancer specifically. That type of cancer would be oral cancer. When you think of oral cancer, you may automatically assume it’s due to… Read More…


Fact or Fiction: Cavity Edition
added on: April 1, 2015

Cavities are one of the most common dental concerns we hear about at my dental office in Rochester. While worries about cavities are valid since they can lead to pain, sensitivity, and more serious oral health conditions, there are many beliefs behind cavities that just aren’t true.   Fact or… Read More…


Why Do All Dental Offices Smell The Same?
added on: March 18, 2015

When you walk into a dental office and breathe deeply, you’ll immediately recognize that dental office smell. There’s nothing quite like it. But why do all dental offices have that certain super-clean stench? At my dental office in Rochester, we become immune to the everyday smells that go along with… Read More…


Kick Butts for Your Smile’s Sake
added on: March 4, 2015

The legal age to purchase tobacco products of any kind in the United States is 18. If a smoker picks up the habit on their 18th birthday, and smokes a pack a day until they’re 35, they will lose an average of four or five teeth. Smoking can also cause… Read More…


Professional Teeth Cleanings: Yes, They’re That Important
added on: February 18, 2015

At my dental office in Rochester, we stress the importance of regular visits and professional cleanings at least twice a year. Do you know why these biannual visits are so important? This blog will help explain the importance behind regular professional cleanings.  Keep Gum Disease Away. Gum disease isn’t only… Read More…


Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart
added on: February 4, 2015

You know that regular brushing and flossing can help keep your mouth healthy, but did you know that a healthy mouth could also mean a healthy heart? Each February, Americans observe American Heart Month, a time to educate ourselves about the risks associated with heart disease and analyze our own… Read More…


The Surprising Truth Behind Cough Syrup
added on: January 21, 2015

It’s the season of sneezes and coughs, and the risk for colds and the flu is on the rise. At my dental office in Rochester, we strive to keep our patients healthy, but even we don’t have a cure for the common cold. While many of us turn to over-the-counter… Read More…


Ancient Dental Care – Crazy Beliefs & Wild Practices
added on: January 7, 2015

The type of dentistry we practice at my dental office in Rochester, that ensures comfort, oral health, and overall wellbeing, wasn’t always the norm. If we go back a few years, a mere 9,000, we find some extraordinarily crazy beliefs, wild practices, and a dental philosophy that’s much different from… Read More…


Well… That’s Awkward – Handling Embarrassing Dental Moments with Ease
added on: December 17, 2014

An important business lunch. A promising first date. Meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time at a fancy restaurant. There are plenty of times in our lives when we’re nervous about picking out just the right outfit, deciding what to say and what not to say, and when… Read More…


Unwrap a New Smile This Holiday Season
added on: December 3, 2014

Your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you, and it’s how they arrive at a first impression. The thing is, their response to your smile is largely subconscious. So we ask, is your smile saying the right things about you? If it’s not, there’s never… Read More…


Dental Habits of Pilgrims & Native Americans
added on: November 19, 2014

Since 1863, the United States has been celebrating a day of feast, complete with turkey, pies, stuffing, and too much more deliciousness to name. But Thanksgiving isn’t just about eating a plentiful dinner and slipping into a tryptophan-induced afternoon nap, it’s a day dedicated to reflecting on all we are… Read More…


Living With Diabetes? Your Mouth is at Risk
added on: November 5, 2014

November is dedicated to bringing awareness to a disease that affects nearly 30 million Americans – diabetes. Diabetes may cause problems throughout your entire body from your eyes, nerves, and kidneys, to your heart and even your mouth. My dental practice in Rochester wants to increase awareness of how diabetes… Read More…


Easy Ways to Fix “Vampire” Teeth
added on: October 22, 2014

We all have things about our smiles that we don’t quite like – gaps, crookedness, or even some long, pointy canines (the teeth that can resemble vampire fangs). At my dental office in Rochester, we can advise you on the best ways to fix all of your dental problems, but… Read More…


Eat Healthy, Smile Healthy – Foods That are Good for Your Grin
added on: October 8, 2014

The foods you choose to eat can not only affect your overall well-being, they can also contribute to a healthy, or unhealthy, smile. At my dental office in Rochester, we’re focused on ensuring that both your smile and your body are healthy, strong, and in the best shape possible. That’s… Read More…


Picking the Right Rochester Dentist
added on: September 24, 2014

There are a variety of reasons you may be in need of a new dentist. Perhaps you’ve moved to a new town or your former dentist is retiring. No matter the reason, picking the right dentist for you isn’t an easy task. After all, you’re looking for someone you can… Read More…


Tips for a White Smile After Labor Day and All Year Around
added on: September 10, 2014

We’re all familiar with the thought that it’s a fashion faux pas to wear white after Labor Day. While we’re not fashion experts, at my dental office in Rochester, we tend to disagree with this rule. Here, white smiles are always in style and we’ve got some tips on how… Read More…