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James C. Calcagno, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

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blog-logoBy now, most of us are aware of the overall health risks associated with smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco, but did you know it can also affect the health of your mouth? Chewing tobacco and smoking contributes to periodontal disease, oral cancer, dry mouth, altered taste, and staining.

blog-logoThe proper care for a childs dentition begins at birth. Although infants usually do not have teeth, they do require oral care. Bacteria begins to grow in their mouth, which should be wiped off with a soft wash cloth or gauze.

This keeps the little mouths clean and gets them familiar with oral hygiene. At around 6 months, the front teeth will start to erupt through the gums. At this point, the child is at risk of developing dental decay. When the primary teeth begin to erupt, is a good time to start bringing the child to see a dentist.

blog-logoDental treatment is an excellent investment in an individual's medical and psychological well being. A large percentage of the American population does not seek regular dental care. Some reasons are due to finances and/or dental fear.

Dental fear can pose as a barrier and interfere with dental needs even if that individual is insured.

 logoDry Mouth also known as Xerostomia, is characterized by a decreased flow in saliva. Dry mouth is more common in older adults as a result of aging and hormonal changes; medical illnesses such as cancer that require radiation therapy to the face/neck, and Sjrogens syndrome among others. Dry mouth is also a side effect from a wide variety of medications including drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies, obesity, acne, epilepsy, hypertension, diarrhea, nausea, psychotic disorders, asthma, and Parkinson's disease.

blog-logoEver wonder what causes tooth decay and gum disease? Both are caused by bacteria. Plaque is an accumulation of bacteria on the teeth and gums that thrives off sugary foods and produces an acid, which attacks the tooth’s enamel.

Sugary foods include soda, energy drinks, candy, dried fruits, cookies, cakes, and even many salty snacks. When we don’t brush of floss regularly, plaque is left on the tooth structure, which can break down the enamel.

Client Testimonials

As always, a very pleasant, relaxing visit..this team is the best! And Dr.Calcagno their suburb leader!5stars
My dental hygenist does an excellent job of cleaning my teeth in a thorough and efficient manner. The dentist exam is also thorough and I appreciate that he keeps me informed about areas of concern and what his plan of action is.5stars
The dental asst always makes me feel so comfortable so my anticipation is never stressful. I thought i was going to need a crown or at the least a new filling but he was able to repair the tooth... Thank you Dr. Calcagno and staff.5stars

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As always!!!...the best care a patient can receive. Dr. Calcagno, you and your staff have my healthcare at the top of your mission. Thank you for a wonderful visit and keeping my smile, smiling!!! Enjoy your work days and keep those smiles coming.5stars
I love this dental office! The whole office is so professional yet super friendly. The office staff sets the tone by knowing exactly who you are when you walk in the door. The hygienist does the best job ever, and the doctor is super friendly at the same time explaining the best course of action to correct any problems without feeling any pressure. I highly recommend this dental office!5stars

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Dr Calcagno has been my dentists for over 20 years. He and his entire staff will always spend time to have everything explained to you and what all the possible options are. They will treat you like family, need I say more!5stars
I always have a great experience at Dr. Calcagno's office. Dr. Calcagno and his Staff are always very caring and positive. It is a wonderful environment and always love to go back to his office. They have taken care of all my dental needs and go above and beyond for their clients. 5stars
Always satisfied with the expert service from Dr. Calcagno and his very qualified staff.5stars

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The entire staff is excellent in delivering the highest quality dental care under the guidance of Dr. Calcagno. I drive from San Jose to see the Calcagno team. They are, far and away, the very best.5stars
Camille is very professional and excellent at what she does. She always makes me feel comfortable. Recently, someone tried to recruit my husband and I to their dental practice. I told my husband; "no Camille, no deal!" My experience with Dr. Calcagno and his staff has made the experience of "going to the dentist," pleasurable. Thank you.5stars

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