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…


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…


Oral Health for Seniors
added on: August 9, 2019
seniors take selfie

August 21st is Senior Citizens Day, and there’s no better way for our dental office in Rochester to celebrate than by sharing some oral health information for the favorite senior citizens we have in our lives and their families.   The truth is, our oral health needs will vary as we… Read More…


A Checklist for Your Next Dental Appointment
added on: July 16, 2019
calendar

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


“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…


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…


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…


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…


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…