Proper Resting Tongue Position: Yes, That’s a Thing
added on: January 29, 2020

Have you ever bitten your tongue and then thought to yourself, “How did that happen? Am I resting my tongue in the wrong place?” The truth is, about 50% of Americans have something called improper tongue posture or positioning. That’s right, there is, in fact, a correct place to rest… Read More…


All About Sensitive Teeth
added on: January 17, 2020

Almost all of us have experienced the annoyance and pain associated with tooth sensitivity. In fact, the Academy of General Dentistry estimates that 40 million American adults have sensitive teeth. That’s quite a lot of people who suffer from those unexpected zings of nerve pain every day. So many, in… Read More…


We Tried These Three Things & Our Sugar Cravings Stopped
added on: October 8, 2019
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Just like you, your dentist in Rochester is overwhelmed this time of year by the amount of sugary Halloween treats on the market. Did you ever notice how much candy there is at every single store, from pharmacies to supermarkets? Where does it all go? (We sure would like to… Read More…


A Checklist for Your Next Dental Appointment
added on: July 16, 2019
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A visit to your dentist in Rochester is a pretty easy thing to check off your to-do list. But did you know that there are things you can do prior to your visit to make the process even easier? In this week’s blog, we provide you with a free checklist… Read More…


Explore The Power of Dental X-Rays (And All They Do For You)
added on: May 17, 2019
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It’s very rare that a day goes by at our Rochester dental office where we don’t rely on the power of x-rays to help us plan for or even complete a case. We’re able to get a good look at everything from your teeth and gums to your jaw bone… Read More…


Change Your Diet. Improve Your Smile. Celebrate National Nutrition Month!
added on: March 12, 2019
nutrition month

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we thought now is the perfect time to talk a little about the changes you can make to your diet that can help to improve not only your oral health but your overall health too. At our dental office in Rochester, we always recommend… Read More…


What Causes Bad Breath?
added on: February 19, 2019
bad breath

While bad breath can be embarrassing, there may be a bigger cause for concern if it’s something that affects you every day. The team at our dental office in Rochester knows that bad breath can be a temporary problem… or… even a sign of something more serious. Join us as… Read More…


5 Resolutions You Should Make for a Healthier Mouth
added on: December 18, 2018
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As we prepare to enter the new year, people all over the world are making resolutions to get healthier. Whether that means going to the gym more often or eating healthier, the team at our Rochester dental office wants to get involved by helping you set realistic resolutions. Here are… Read More…


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


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…


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…


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…


Are Root Canals as Scary as they Sound?
added on: October 26, 2017
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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…


What Exactly is Occlusion?
added on: July 10, 2017
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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…


The Oral Health Hazards of Nail Biting
added on: May 18, 2017
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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…


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
Rochester Dental Care

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…


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…


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…