Oral Health

Managing Tooth Pain During a Toothache or Dental Emergency
added on: June 10, 2024

Experiencing a toothache can be an uncomfortable ordeal. Whether it’s sudden sharp pain or a persistent ache, knowing how to manage this discomfort effectively is crucial. If you’re dealing with a toothache or any dental emergency, these strategies can help alleviate pain temporarily before you can visit your dentist in… Read More…


Exploring Adult Orthodontics: Your Guide to Straighter Teeth in Adulthood
added on: May 25, 2024

You’re not alone if you’re considering straightening your teeth as an adult. Adult orthodontics has become increasingly popular, offering numerous options for a healthier, more aligned smile. Whether your need for orthodontic treatment stems from aesthetic desires or dental health concerns, it’s never too late to enhance your smile. Here’s… Read More…


The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Healthy Teeth and Gums
added on: May 10, 2024

Good nutrition is vital for overall health and plays a critical role in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Understanding how the foods you eat affect your dental health can help you make better choices that promote oral wellness. At our dental office in Rochester, we believe that a holistic approach… Read More…


Why Do You Need to Wear a Sports Mouthguard? 
added on: April 21, 2024

When it comes to sports, safety should always be a top priority. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, the risk of injury is always present. One crucial aspect of sports safety that often goes overlooked is the protection of our teeth. That’s where sports mouthguards come into… Read More…


How Can I Avoid Teeth Grinding?
added on: April 11, 2024

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common condition that can lead to various dental problems and discomfort. It often occurs unconsciously, especially during sleep, but can also happen during the day due to stress or anxiety. While occasional teeth grinding may not cause significant harm, chronic grinding can… Read More…


5 Steps to Protect Your Dental Veneers
added on: March 29, 2024

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution for achieving a bright and flawless smile. These thin, custom-made shells are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth, enhancing their appearance and correcting imperfections. Whether you’ve recently invested in dental veneers or are considering the dental veneers process, it’s… Read More…


6 Signs Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Caused by Dental Problems
added on: March 13, 2024

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a widespread sleep disorder that affects millions worldwide. Traditionally associated with factors like obesity and age, emerging research suggests a connection between dental issues and OSA. One of the most common treatments for sleep apnea is CPAP therapy. However, there are potential alternatives, especially if… Read More…


Should You Brush Your Teeth or Floss Them First?
added on: February 22, 2024

Maintaining good oral hygiene is a key aspect of overall health, and the best way to protect your oral health is to brush and floss your teeth regularly. However, the age-old question of whether to brush or floss first has sparked numerous debates. While both brushing and flossing play pivotal… Read More…


How Do I Know If My Toothache Is Serious?
added on: February 9, 2024

How Do I Know If My Toothache Is Serious? February 9th is Toothache Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of dental health and the prevention of toothaches. While occasional tooth sensitivity is common, it’s essential to recognize when a toothache may indicate a more serious… Read More…


What is a Root Canal?
added on: January 12, 2024

The term “root canal” often elicits a sense of fear and discomfort for many people. Your dentist in Rochester understands. However, understanding what a root canal is, why someone may need one, and the perceived associated pain can demystify the procedure and help individuals make informed decisions about their dental health. … Read More…


5 Dental Resolutions for a Healthier Smile in 2024
added on: January 5, 2024

As the calendar turns its pages to a new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our habits and make resolutions for positive changes. While many resolutions focus on fitness, wellness, and health, let’s not forget about the importance of oral health. After all, a healthy smile can contribute… Read More…


Exploring the Impact of Cold and Flu on Oral Health
added on: December 14, 2023

As the chilly winds of winter sweep in, so does the dreaded season of colds and the flu. While most of us are familiar with the typical symptoms – runny noses, coughs, and fatigue – few may realize the significant impact these illnesses can have on our oral health. The… Read More…


Celebrating Flossing Day for a Healthier Smile
added on: November 22, 2023

Every year on the fourth Friday in November, your dentist in Rochester, dental hygiene enthusiasts, and health-conscious individuals around the United States come together to celebrate Flossing Day. The seemingly mundane act of flossing might not have the same flair as other holidays, but it’s a day that plays a… Read More…


Mouth Cancer Action Month
added on: November 9, 2023

November is a special month dedicated to creating awareness about mouth cancer, a condition that affects thousands of lives worldwide. Mouth Cancer Action Month, an initiative led by the Mouth Cancer Foundation plays a pivotal role in educating people about the risk factors, early detection, and prevention of this deadly… Read More…


Does Purple Toothpaste Really Work? 
added on: October 27, 2023

As if there weren’t already enough toothpaste options to choose from, there’s now a relatively new addition to consider. In recent years, thanks to the help of social media, a new player has entered the dental hygiene scene – purple toothpaste. Claiming to offer a host of benefits, most notably… Read More…


Top Cavity-Causing Candy
added on: October 12, 2023

It is that time again when kids eagerly collect bags full of candies during their door-to-door trick-or-treat adventures, and adults are bombarded with sugary sweets in the grocery aisles or haunted by all the treat-or-treat leftovers in the kitchen cabinet. It can only mean one thing – Halloween is here…. Read More…


Is Gum Recession Reversible? 
added on: September 12, 2023

Gum recession, also known as gingival recession, is a common dental concern that many people face. It occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth’s root. Gum recession can be distressing, and many patients want to know whether or not… Read More…


Why Do I Keep Biting My Cheeks?
added on: September 1, 2023

We’ve all experienced that familiar and uncomfortable sensation of a sudden sharp pain when you accidentally bite down on the inside of your cheek. It’s an annoyance we often dismiss as a mere accident, but if you find yourself frequently biting your cheeks, there might be more to it than… Read More…


Can Dental Problems Contribute To Headaches And Migraines?
added on: August 30, 2023

People who get a lot of headaches or have chronic migraines may be surprised to learn that a dental problem may be to blame. In fact, these two seemingly unrelated ailments can have a significant impact on each other, and recent research suggests that there may be a strong connection… Read More…


What Are The Risks of Teeth Grinding? 
added on: August 9, 2023

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, affects many people. Oftentimes individuals may not even realize they’re doing it. However, while tooth grinding may seem like a relatively harmless habit, your dentist in Rochester wants you to know that it could actually put your dental health at risk. Understanding Bruxism Teeth grinding,… Read More…


Do Certain People Get Cavities Easier?
added on: July 12, 2023

Have you ever had a friend or relative who has never had a cavity when you’ve had several? That seems unfair. Annoying. Frustrating. But there may actually be several reasons why some people seem to get cavities easier than others. If you’re wondering why you’ve needed to get a cavity… Read More…


How Do You Keep a Senior’s Teeth Healthy?
added on: July 5, 2023

Taking care of a senior’s teeth can be challenging. After all, seniors may face unique challenges in maintaining their oral health due to factors such as medication side effects, medical conditions, and physical limitations. However, with proper care and attention, seniors can keep their teeth healthy and maintain a confident… Read More…


Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening
added on: June 29, 2023

Your dentist in Rochester understands that having a bright, white smile is an important quality for many. That’s why we offer teeth whitening services to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. But there are pros and cons of teeth whitening, so let’s take a closer look at what to… Read More…


8 Ways to Manage Dental Anxiety
added on: June 15, 2023

Believe it or not, your dentist in Rochester understands that a dental visit can be a stressful and anxiety-provoking experience for some patients. However, avoiding dental visits altogether can lead to more serious dental problems down the line. That’s why we offer techniques and strategies to help you manage dental anxiety… Read More…


Can Too Much Sun Damage Teeth?
added on: May 17, 2023

You hear it time and time again – from your doctor, the famous Mary Schmich, articles on the Internet, and yes, even from your dentist in Rochester – wear sunscreen. This advice applies to both kids and adults, and it’s especially appropriate during National Sunscreen Day, celebrated every year on May… Read More…


Seasonal Allergies & Oral Health
added on: May 3, 2023

If you or members of your family have been itching, sniffling, and sneezing lately, allergies may be to blame. In fact, a recent study shows that allergies may be starting earlier and be more severe than ever before. This could mean that more and more people are experiencing the side… Read More…


What Is a Bad Bite? 
added on: April 20, 2023

You may have heard your dentist in Rochester talk to you about your bite. But what exactly are they talking about? What’s the difference between a good bite and a bad bite? Why does your bite even matter? Let’s take a look.  All About Your Bite  When your dentist in… Read More…


Tooth Troubles Related to Stress
added on: April 7, 2023

April is National Stress Awareness Month, and its mission is to raise awareness of the negative health impacts of prolonged stress. While many of the effects of long-term stress are well known, including heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, obesity, and difficulty in managing diabetes, your dentist in Rochester wants to raise awareness… Read More…


Gum Disease & Gastrointestinal Cancers
added on: March 2, 2023

According to the CDC, nearly 50% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease, and your dentist in Rochester wants you to know that this is nothing to take lightly. Gum disease is a serious condition that has been connected to an increased risk of… Read More…


How Do You Find the Best Dentist in Rochester? 
added on: February 22, 2023

Dental checkups every six months are a necessary part of keeping your mouth and teeth healthy, so you want to make sure to find the right dentist. But with so many options to choose from, how do you find the best dentist in Rochester for you? Well, it depends on… Read More…


2023 National Children’s Dental Health Month
added on: February 10, 2023

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a public health event brought to us by the American Dental Association (ADA). The purpose of this month-long celebration is to bring parents, caregivers, teachers, and healthcare providers like your dentist in Rochester together to raise awareness of the importance of proper oral hygiene… Read More…


Can You Feel If You Have a Cavity? 
added on: January 26, 2023

Even though teeth are super strong, they are still susceptible to damage. Tooth decay is one of the most common ailments in adults and children. So much so that the CDC estimates that about 90% of U.S. adults over 20 have had a cavity in their lifetime. While many people… Read More…


What to Expect at Your Dental Visit
added on: December 24, 2022

Maintaining regular visits to your dentist in Rochester is a crucial part of having a healthy mouth and bright white teeth. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends seeing your dentist every six months. However, we understand that some patients may be worried or anxious about their visits, especially if they… Read More…


How Can I Stop My Teeth From Staining? 
added on: December 9, 2022

If you’re embarrassed by your teeth, you’re not alone. More than 50% of Americans are insecure about their teeth. This may mean that you cover your mouth when you laugh or smile without your teeth showing in photographs. A lot of the time, smile insecurity is due to the color… Read More…


What Are The Risks of Whitening Strips? 
added on: November 27, 2022

Everyday things such as coffee, wine, and even spaghetti sauce can take a once bright, white smile and transform it into something discolored. If you were once used to brilliant white teeth and find yourself staring into the mirror and wondering when your teeth went from dazzling to dull, you’re… Read More…


How Does Smoking Affect Teeth? 
added on: November 27, 2022

The Great American Smokeout is held annually on the third Thursday in November. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this event aims to help current smokers make a plan to quit, once and for all. As we all know, smoking can affect overall health such as the heart and lungs…. Read More…


How Can You Fix Pointy Teeth? 
added on: October 21, 2022

Pointy canine teeth may be a good look for a vampire. But if you’re one of the many people whose canines are pointier than you’d like, we want you to know that there are various ways that your dentist in Rochester can use cosmetic dentistry techniques to reshape your teeth and… Read More…


How Can I Get Over My Fear of The Dentist?
added on: October 9, 2022

There are a lot of things in this world to be afraid of, especially during the month of October with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins all around. However, your dentist in Rochester wants you to know that being afraid of going to your dental appointments doesn’t need to be something you fear…. Read More…


Pregnancy & Dental Care
added on: September 22, 2022

If you’re pregnant, especially if it’s your first time, dental care may be the farthest thing from your mind. But there are good reasons to still keep your oral health top of mind during this joyous time. In fact, your dentist in Rochester recommends that everyone, including those who are pregnant,… Read More…


Top 3 Worst Drinks for Teeth
added on: September 7, 2022

People know that what they eat can affect their teeth. But did you know that what we drink can also impact smile health? The truth is, that what we drink plays a crucial role in tooth health as well as overall oral health. Join your dentist in Rochester as we take… Read More…


How Do I Know If I Have Sleep Apnea? 
added on: August 20, 2022

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can affect both children and adults. It can cause some concerning overall health issues. Recognizing the signs of sleep apnea is one of the most important ways you can help spot a problem and seek treatment sooner rather than later. Let’s take some… Read More…


Is It Bad to Brush Your Teeth More Than Twice a Day? 
added on: August 8, 2022

Brushing your teeth regularly is a crucial part of making sure your teeth and overall oral health stay healthy. The American Dental Association and your dentist in Rochester recommend that everyone brushes their teeth twice a day, but what if you brush your teeth more often than that? Could it actually… Read More…


5 Ways To Keep Your Family’s Smiles Healthy All Summer Long
added on: July 21, 2022

Even though summer break may be a time for family fun, vacations, and a chance to kick back and relax in the warm weather, proper dental care doesn’t take a summer vacation! In fact, dental care over the summer may be a bit trickier than other times of the year…. Read More…


How Much Radiation Is In Dental X-Rays?
added on: July 8, 2022

At your routine dental checkups, your dentist in Rochester is likely to take dental x-rays. The images obtained through x-rays allow your dentist to see a clearer picture of your overall oral health, beyond what’s visible during a manual exam and cleaning. However, since all x-rays expose patients to some… Read More…


Are Dental Implants Painful?
added on: June 16, 2022

If you’re missing one or even several teeth, you may be considering dental implants from your dentist in Rochester. After all, dental implants are an excellent way to replace your natural tooth as well as the tooth root. They’re permanent, secure, and can transform your life. But just how painful is… Read More…


How Dentistry Can Help You Age Better
added on: June 10, 2022

Nobody likes to acknowledge that they’re getting older, but there is no avoiding it. Aging happens to everyone, and many things can change during this time, including our health and our appearance. But what does aging have to do with dentistry, and why is your dentist in Rochester talking about it?… Read More…


Why Do I Grind My Teeth at Night?
added on: May 24, 2022

Have you been waking up for years with a sore jaw and you write it off as getting older or simply deal with it? Are there consistent headaches plaguing your mornings, making it difficult to start your day without pain? These issues (and many others) could be caused by bruxism… Read More…


Have Fun in the Sun This Summer: 3 Tips for a Healthy Mouth
added on: May 5, 2022

Things are heating up, and we know how exciting it can be to get out and travel to experience all that the gorgeous summer season has to offer us. Your Rochester dentist is excited too, and we thought you might want some helpful tips on how to take care of your… Read More…


How Often Should You Use Mouthwash?
added on: April 28, 2022

It’s a well-known fact that your dentist in Rochester recommends that everyone brush their teeth twice a day and floss once a day. But what about mouthwash? Should mouthwash be a part of your everyday oral hygiene routine? If so, how often should you use it?  Benefits of Mouthwash Mouthwash can… Read More…


Why Do I Have Cavities If I Don’t Eat Sugar?
added on: April 12, 2022

Cutting back on sugar can be difficult because it’s in so many foods and drinks, and sometimes in surprising amounts. But reducing your sugar intake or eliminating it from your diet altogether can certainly help your overall health as well as your dental health. After all, there’s a reason your… Read More…


4 Early Warning Signs of Dental Trouble
added on: April 7, 2022
caution tape

Whether or not you see your dentist in Rochester every six months, the truth is, things in your mouth can change rapidly and you may experience a sudden onset of symptoms that may concern you. However, not every new thing that you notice in your teeth, gums, or mouth is… Read More…


How Can I Permanently Get Rid of Bad Breath? 
added on: March 17, 2022

Bad breath is, well, quite frankly, bad. This condition isn’t only embarrassing, it can also be a sign of other problems happening in your mouth or throughout your body. If you have bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away no matter how much you brush your teeth, how much… Read More…


Can a Dentist Tell If You Have Heart Problems? 
added on: February 9, 2022

Many people don’t think that their oral health could impact their heart health, but the two are actually very strongly connected. In fact, a study published in the American Heart Association Journal found that there’s a connection between gum disease and increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular… Read More…


Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
added on: January 25, 2022

Cosmetic dentistry involves fixing any of the imperfections that you don’t like about your smile, such as cracked or stained teeth, or crooked or missing teeth. There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help fix a variety of dental concerns. In this blog, we’ll discuss some… Read More…


What’s The Best Type of Floss?
added on: January 12, 2022

Your dentist in Rochester understands that choosing the right type of floss to remove food particles and plaque from your teeth can be difficult. After all, there are tons of options out there, each one claiming to give you the ultimate clean. So, what exactly is the best floss? Well, it… Read More…


Post-Filling Pain: What’s Normal, What’s Not
added on: December 28, 2021
woman with tooth pain

Cavities are one of the most common dental issues your dentist in Rochester treats every day, especially for patients with a bit of a sweet tooth. Fortunately, fillings today are more convenient, comfortable, and affordable than ever. However, sometimes there’s a little sensitivity post-filling treatment. While the discomfort is generally… Read More…


Sugar-Fighting Tips for Your Holiday Season
added on: December 14, 2021

Your dentist in Rochester is the perfect person to help you combat sugar this holiday season, as it tends to show up everywhere in the form of ooey, gooey treats. While we know it’s unrealistic to think you won’t have a hint of sugar during your holiday fun, there are… Read More…


Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?  
added on: November 23, 2021

Any type of pain or discomfort in the mouth can be concerning, and it may leave you wondering if you have a serious dental problem or simply sensitive teeth. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two, and getting relief from the discomfort will depend on… Read More…


7 Healthy Habits for Stronger Teeth
added on: November 8, 2021

Our teeth are essential to our health and well-being, but unfortunately, they can also be one of the most fragile parts of our bodies. Cavities, broken or missing teeth, and gum disease all weaken your teeth and can cause you serious problems down the road if they’re not taken care… Read More…


The Pros & Cons of Veneers
added on: October 27, 2021

There are so many cosmetic dentistry options to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, and it can be hard to know which treatment will give you the best results. Perhaps one of the most popular and versatile forms of cosmetic dentistry is dental veneers. These thin pieces of… Read More…


4 Reasons to Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year
added on: October 14, 2021

If you have dental insurance, it’s important to remember that the benefits won’t last forever. Your plan may have an annual renewal date or it may expire if you don’t use it within a certain amount of time, so there are plenty of reasons to get moving and see your… Read More…


6 Common Dental Hygiene Mistakes
added on: September 22, 2021

In order to have strong and healthy teeth and gums, it’s important to practice good dental hygiene habits regularly. However, it can be difficult to remember all of the things you should do (and shouldn’t do) every day to keep your mouth clean. To help you, let’s check out six… Read More…


Will My Teeth Fall Out If I Don’t Go To The Dentist?
added on: September 9, 2021

The American Dental Association recommends that you go to the dentist at least twice a year, but the sad truth is, many people don’t. In fact, about 65% of Americans don’t get regular dental care. However, the truth is, seeing your dentist in Rochester at least twice a year can… Read More…


4 Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth as You Age
added on: August 19, 2021

As we age, it’s important to take special care of our teeth and gums in order to maintain good oral health into old age. As we get older, there are some factors that come into play that make maintaining strong, healthy teeth more difficult than it was when we were… Read More…


6 Surprising Foods High in Sugar
added on: August 13, 2021

It’s common knowledge that high sugar diets are bad for your teeth, which is one reason why your dentist in Rochester recommends limiting your sugar intake daily. But what you might not know is that many of the foods and drinks that you enjoy may be secretly packed with sugar…. Read More…


The Oral Health Benefits of Drinking Out of a Straw 
added on: July 21, 2021

In recent years, there’s been an environmental fight against the use of non-reusable plastic straws. These one-time use straws make up about 7% of plastic product waste in the U.S., so there is a need to talk about how much we actually need straws. Now, while your dentist in Rochester… Read More…


How Long Does a Filling Last on a Tooth? 
added on: July 12, 2021

Your dentist in Rochester uses dental fillings to repair an area of tooth decay and keep any damage from progressing. This type of restoration is incredibly common, so common that over 90% of American adults have had a cavity, and we’re willing to bet that most of them were repaired… Read More…


Why Your Dentist Cares About Snoring
added on: June 22, 2021

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for our overall health. But there are numerous things that can keep us from sleeping soundly, especially snoring. In fact, if you or your bed partner snore, there’s a good chance that you’re not getting enough sleep. But why does your dentist in… Read More…


Do Men Have Different Oral Health Needs than Women?  
added on: June 10, 2021

We’ve all heard of the book, “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” which explains some of the main psychological differences between these two genders. But did you know that these differences extend into dentistry? It’s true! Just ask your dentist in Rochester. Since men are more likely to… Read More…


4 Reasons You Should Floss Your Teeth
added on: May 20, 2021

Flossing does more than clean the surfaces of your teeth. It cleans those important areas between each tooth and removes bacteria from under the gums. Yet, it’s incredibly common for your dentist in Rochester to see patients every day who skip this crucial part of oral hygiene. In fact, more… Read More…


Including Oral Health in National Women’s Health Week
added on: May 11, 2021

Did you know that besides Mother’s Day there’s an entire week dedicated to women each and every May? Known as National Women’s Health Week, this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health sponsored week is celebrated from Mother’s Day through Saturday and strives to encourage girls… Read More…


What The Pandemic Taught Us About The Importance of Oral Health
added on: April 26, 2021

This past year has taught us a lot, including just how important it is to wash our hands, how to juggle toddlers and Zoom meetings, and how to be comfortable in our own homes day after day. When it comes to your dentist in Rochester, we also learned a lot… Read More…


Early Signs of Mouth Cancer
added on: April 12, 2021

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, affects more than 50,000 newly diagnosed people every year. It’s scary, it’s serious, and it can be deadly. However, it’s not all bad news. In fact, oral cancer can be treated successfully if it’s caught early and treatment begins quickly. To do this,… Read More…


What To Do If You Crack A Tooth
added on: March 23, 2021

Anyone can crack a tooth at any time and anywhere. If this happens, you should schedule a visit with your dentist in Rochester as soon as you can. But there are a few things you can do at home to help protect your tooth and relieve any pain that you… Read More…


Can You Get Cavities Even If You Don’t Eat Sugar? 
added on: March 11, 2021

You’ll hear it over and over again from your dentist in Rochester — limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks. This is because sugar causes cavities, right? Well, sort of. Sugar itself doesn’t cause cavities, but what happens when we digest sugars can increase the risk of developing cavities…. Read More…


Are Dental X-Rays Really Necessary? 
added on: February 19, 2021

There are certain things you expect when you visit your dentist in Rochester — to get a cleaning, a thorough exam, perhaps a filling or two, and occasionally some x-rays. But are dental x-rays actually necessary? After all, if nothing looks wrong or feels wrong, do you really need to… Read More…


Protect Your Gums, Protect Your Heart
added on: February 12, 2021
heart health month

February is the month of hearts. Candy hearts, chocolate hearts, flower hearts, and yes, even our actual hearts. In fact, February is American Heart Health Month, a time when health professionals come together to raise awareness of heart disease and talk about some habits to change to reduce the risk…. Read More…


Before You Open That Bag With Your Teeth, Read This Blog
added on: January 27, 2021

Just like you can buy sushi from a gas station, you can also use your teeth as tools. However, neither comes highly recommended. And for good reason. While your dentist in Rochester isn’t an expert on local sushi, we are experts on teeth. Our teeth are designed to help us… Read More…


Make 2021 The Year of Oral Health
added on: January 15, 2021

We’ve officially turned the page into a new calendar year, and this year, we’ve never been happier to put the previous year behind us. Even though ringing in 2021 probably looked a little different this year, there’s one thing that remains the same year after year — New Year’s Resolutions…. Read More…


How White Should Teeth Be? 
added on: December 28, 2020

There are plenty of advantages to having white teeth, including the confidence to smile in pictures, good self-esteem, and a pat on the back from your dentist in Rochester. But sometimes, tooth whitening can be taken too far. Whitening your teeth too much or too often can actually damage your… Read More…


You May Catch More Than Feelings From a Mistletoe Kiss 
added on: December 14, 2020

It’s a well-known fact that you can catch a lot of things from a simple kiss, such as a cold, or feelings for your fellow smoocher. But did you know that you may even catch a cavity from kissing? Before you pucker up under the mistletoe, your dentist in Rochester… Read More…


What’s the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?
added on: November 20, 2020

It’s not uncommon to hear your dentist in Rochester toss around the words ‘plaque’ and ‘tartar’ almost interchangeably. In fact, we’ve realized that this could cause some confusion, and as always, we want to help our patients understand the difference between the two. Join us as we take a look… Read More…


Dementia & Dentistry: Decoding the Connection
added on: November 12, 2020

It may seem odd to hear your dentist in Rochester talk about dementia. However, recent research suggests that your dentist may be the person to do just that. According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Aging, gum disease may play a key role in the development of… Read More…


Easy Things to Eat After Dental Treatment
added on: October 22, 2020

What we eat not only affects our overall health but our oral health, too. It’s important to eat well-balanced meals, limit the sugary snacks, and choose fresh fruits and veggies whenever possible. But what exactly do you eat after dental treatment? You can’t chomp on a crunchy carrot very easily… Read More…


Can Facemasks Cause Bad Breath? 
added on: October 13, 2020

Has wearing a facemask caused you to change the way you breathe? Unless you’re a professional painter or a doctor, you’re probably not used to wearing a facemask at all, let alone for extended periods of time. As a result, you’ve probably accidentally started breathing out of your mouth instead… Read More…


Current Stress & Oral Health
added on: September 24, 2020

Over the past couple of months, you may have been feeling more stressed out than usual, and rightfully so. Our lives have changed, some dramatically, and there’s a lot of uncertainty about the future and a bigger focus on staying healthy than maybe ever before. But believe it or not,… Read More…


Are Dental Implants Better Than Dentures? 
added on: September 16, 2020

Nobody wants to experience tooth loss, but the truth is, millions of Americans are missing one or even all of their teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. While tooth loss can be caused by any number of things such as gum disease, trauma, or decay, your dentist in… Read More…


What’s the Best Milk for Teeth?
added on: August 26, 2020

When you’re choosing the right milk for your family, you certainly have a lot of options to pick from these days. From milk made from almonds to milk made from coconuts, and from soy milk to cow’s milk, the dairy aisle is packed with so many different varieties of milk… Read More…


Is Dry Mouth Serious? 
added on: August 13, 2020

Think back to the last time your nose was so stuffy you had no choice but to breathe out of your mouth. Do you remember what your mouth felt like? It was probably dry, scratchy, and almost sticky. This is appropriately known as dry mouth. While dry mouth is an… Read More…


Sun’s Out, Gums Out: How Sunshine Benefits Oral Health
added on: July 27, 2020

We’re heading into the dog days of summer, which typically means really hot days and a lot of sunshine. This can be great for enjoying some time in the pool, on the lake, or at the beach, but your dentist in Rochester wants you to know that all of this… Read More…


Risks of Oral Piercings 
added on: July 15, 2020

Piercings of all kinds are popular, especially among adolescents, and can help people feel a sense of individuality or self-expression. Plus, they tend to have the connotation of being cool or trendy. However, when it comes to oral piercings such as tongue or lip piercings, they also come with a… Read More…


“Why Do My Gums Hurt?”
added on: June 26, 2020

You probably already know that when your teeth hurt, you should see your dentist in Rochester as soon as you can. But what do you do if you’re experiencing gum pain? When your gums hurt, it may be a sign of something serious happening in your mouth, or it could… Read More…


Migraines & Dentistry
added on: June 9, 2020

An estimated 39 million Americans suffer from headaches or migraines regularly. That’s about 12% of our population that experience these often debilitating, painful, and difficult-to-treat neurological conditions. However, even though this is such a widespread problem, there’s still the need for more research to determine just what causes a headache… Read More…


Xylitol: A Mouth’s Best Friend? 
added on: May 29, 2020

Having a serious sweet tooth can mean bad news for your dental health. But your dentist in Rochester has a little secret that can allow you to satisfy your desire for something sweet and benefit your oral health at the same time. It’s true! This special sugar substitute is called… Read More…


Can Asthma Inhalers Cause Oral Health Problems? 
added on: May 19, 2020

According to the CDC, 1 in 13 Americans has asthma. That’s nearly 25 million Americans who have this chronic disease that affects the respiratory system, resulting in difficulty breathing, wheezing, and chest pain. The most common treatment to combat the symptoms of asthma is the use of an inhaler. However,… Read More…


5 Things That Increase Your Risk of a Dental Emergency
added on: April 17, 2020

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone and at any time, even to those who brush and floss regularly. The truth is, even if you practice great dental hygiene, there are still some things that can increase your risk of a dental emergency. Let’s check in with your dentist in Rochester… Read More…


Oral Health Dos & Don’ts
added on: April 16, 2020

With all of the uncertainty in the world today, we understand that your oral health may not be the first thing on your mind. But even though we’re temporarily postponing all elective dental procedures, your dentist in Rochester wants you to know that we’re still thinking about you and your… Read More…


The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings
added on: March 30, 2020

Everyone knows that your bi-annual visits to the dentist help get your teeth squeaky clean. After all, they’re called hygiene visits for a reason. But your dentist in Rochester believes that these twice-a-year appointments are more important than the cleaning alone. In fact, your bi-annual dental appointments do so much… Read More…


National Nutrition Month
added on: March 18, 2020

Every March is recognized as National Nutrition Month and is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Its purpose is to raise awareness of just how important it is to eat healthily. But good nutrition doesn’t only benefit our bodies, it can also help protect your oral health. Join… Read More…


Do You Need to Brush Your Tongue?
added on: February 19, 2020
tongue scraper

You will hear your dentist in Rochester talk a lot about how important it is to brush and floss your teeth every day to protect your teeth and keep your mouth healthy. But did you know that you should also brush your tongue as well as your teeth? The truth… Read More…


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