Contemporary Dentistry

General Dentistry

Ten Easy Ways to Have Healthy Teeth

Becoming healthy doesn’t have to be expensive or even very difficult if you start with simple steps. Focusing your energy on preventing problems because it’s so much easier, painless, and inexpensive than trying to fix serious issues. 1. Look at Your Toothbrush Take a look at your toothbrush and think of how [...]

More Evidence Linking Gum Disease and Dementia

For years, we have seen the signs linking gum disease with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. In 2018, the strongest link yet was established when researchers showed explicitly that compounds released by oral bacteria could actually damage brain tissue, making a direct link between gum disease and dementia. Now a [...]

Is Juice Good for Your Teeth?

The Washington Post recently ran an Op-Ed by diabetes specialists on the health dangers of fruit juice, which stand in marked contrast to the perception that juice is healthy. The authors did a good job of running down many of the risks related to fruit juice in terms of weight gain, insulin surges, and more. [...]

Why It’s Worth Waiting for Your Appointment at Contemporary Dentistry

As with other dental practices in Rochester, Contemporary Dentistry has been shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that this means many patients with non-emergency dental care needs had appointments pushed back.  Since reopening on June 1, we are working hard to get all our patients back into our office. However, [...]

How an Unhealthy Mouth Can Lead to Weight Gain

You might blame your weight gain on what you’re putting in your mouth, but the truth might be that it’s your mouth that’s the problem. It’s an illustration of the complex, reciprocal relationship between oral health and your overall health. From encouraging unhealthy behaviors to directly triggering weight gain, an unhealthy mouth can contribute [...]