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…


All About Cosmetic Dentistry in Rochester
added on: February 6, 2020
smiling woman with glasses

When you hear the term ‘cosmetic dentistry,’ you may think about how these smile-enhancing treatments seem to be reserved for the rich and famous. But that’s far from the truth. In fact, your dentist in Rochester performs many different types of cosmetic dentistry services that can range from simple to… Read More…


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…


How to Care for Your Dentures
added on: December 11, 2019
lab tech with denture

If you’re missing your teeth, getting dentures can restore your smile and your confidence. Dentures are a popular choice among patients and are a relatively simple way to give those who have lost their teeth a reason to smile. But just like natural teeth, dentures require proper care. Your Rochester… Read More…


Fun Things You May Not Know About Spit
added on: November 25, 2019
dental saliva instrument

It’s true, we just used the words ‘fun’ and ‘spit’ in the same sentence. We’re not crazy, and we understand that many people don’t associate something typically considered gross to be fun. But to your dentist in Rochester, spit is a rather fascinating and helpful part of your oral and… Read More…


Dentistry & Diabetes
added on: November 5, 2019
world diabetes day

On November 14, the world will celebrate World Diabetes Day, a momentous occasion that serves to bring awareness to the seriousness of diabetes. In fact, more than 30 million Americans alone are living with the disease. But why is your dentist in Rochester talking about a disease that affects the… Read More…


3 Easy Tips to Help Tackle Your Dental Fear
added on: October 21, 2019
young woman at the dentist

This time of year, there’s football and Halloween fun festivities. There’s also a lot of fright and anxiety going on, and your dentist in Rochester isn’t referring to haunted houses and ghosts. We’re talking to the patients who genuinely dread having a dental appointment looming on their calendar like a… Read More…


We Tried These Three Things & Our Sugar Cravings Stopped
added on: October 8, 2019
bowl of chocolates

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…


3 Tips for Understanding the Mouth/Body Connection
added on: September 24, 2019
wellness concept

Have you ever heard someone talk about the connection between your body, mind, and soul? Your dentist in Rochester thinks that maybe our mouths should be included with this special connection, too. The fact is that current research and dental technologies are continuing to evolve and improve. As this happens,… Read More…


Dental Filling Fell Out? Don’t Panic. Read This!
added on: September 11, 2019
woman gets dental filling

Your dentist in Rochester will tell you that there are many reasons why a filling becomes loose or comes completely out. Let’s take a look at some common causes, and some tips you can use to help you feel more comfortable until you can see the dentist and get your… Read More…


Vaping and Oral Health
added on: August 20, 2019
e-cig

Vaping seems to be almost everywhere nowadays — on TV commercials, print advertisements, and radio spots. Sometimes the ads even claim that vaping is a healthier, safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. But how much of that is true? At our dental office in Rochester, we looked into vaping and… Read More…


Smile-Friendly Summer Snacks
added on: June 25, 2019
summer food

One of the best parts about summer is all of the picnics and the delicious foods that go along with them. And while all of the treats are delicious, they may not all be great for your teeth. At our dental office in Rochester, we’re here to help by giving… Read More…


“What Do I Do If I Have a Dental Emergency?”
added on: June 4, 2019
man with toothache

Like any type of emergency, a dental emergency can be serious, and you should act quickly. But not all dental emergencies require the same type of treatment. Knowing what to do if you have a dental emergency is key to successful treatment and easing any pain you have. At our… Read More…


Explore The Power of Dental X-Rays (And All They Do For You)
added on: May 17, 2019
dental x-rays

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…


Calcium and Teeth: 3 Things You Need to Know
added on: May 8, 2019
foods with calcium

We believe in doing everything we can to help you have a healthy smile at our Rochester dental office, and that includes helping you decide what nutrients are good for your teeth. Today, we thought we’d focus on calcium because it’s beneficial for strong bones and teeth. #1: Calcium can… Read More…


All About Oral Cancer
added on: April 8, 2019
oral cancer awareness

This month is Oral Cancer Awareness Month — a month-long dedication to increasing the public’s knowledge of this serious and scary disease. At our dental office in Rochester, we’re all about doing whatever we can to help keep our neighbors healthy, so we’re spreading the word about just how serious… Read More…


What Are Signs That I Grind My Teeth?
added on: March 25, 2019
man grinding teeth

Do you or someone in your family grind their teeth? Did you know you could be grinding your teeth and not even know it? At our dental office in Rochester, we see so many side effects of teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) on teeth of patients of all ages…. 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…


How to Ease Toothache Pain
added on: February 5, 2019
woman with toothache

Can you believe that there’s actually a day dedicated to toothaches? It’s true! February 9th is recognized as National Toothache Day, and in honor of this ‘holiday,’ the team at our dental office in Rochester is here to celebrate by giving you advice on how to ease toothache pain. What… Read More…


Is Removing Wisdom Teeth Necessary?
added on: January 22, 2019
wisdom teeth on x-ray

About 90% of the American population has had their wisdom teeth removed. But why is it important that we get these teeth extracted? Is wisdom teeth surgery really that important? What happens if we don’t have our wisdom teeth taken out? The team at our dental office in Rochester has… Read More…


4 FAQs About Dentistry
added on: January 8, 2019
faq's

If you have questions about dentistry, you’re not alone. At our dental office in Rochester, we love answering questions from our patients and neighbors in order to help them get a strong, healthy smile. Let’s take a look at four of the most common questions we get asked. Are Dental… Read More…


5 Resolutions You Should Make for a Healthier Mouth
added on: December 18, 2018
family photo

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…


Another Option Besides a Tooth Extraction
added on: December 7, 2018
young man with toothache

So you’ve been told you need to have a tooth extracted. Going through this treatment may even sound appealing if you’ve been suffering from tooth pain. But the team at our dental office in Rochester wants you to know that you may have another option available. Consider a Root Canal… Read More…


5 Surprising Things That Destroy Teeth
added on: November 21, 2018
ice cubes and lemons

By now we all know that things such as sugar and smoking can really damage teeth and oral health. But there are several other things out there that are also bad for your smile… some that may even surprise you. Join our dental office in Rochester as we cover some… Read More…


Quit Smoking for Better Oral Health
added on: November 6, 2018
man smoking

The American Cancer Society sponsors an event every November to raise awareness for all the health problems associated with smoking and provide tips and tools on how to quit the habit. This year, the Great American Smokeout will fall on November 15, and our dental office in Rochester wants to… Read More…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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 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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