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What does your tongue say about your oral health?

Our tongues play a key role in not only allowing us to taste and swallow food, but it can also be an indicator of certain health problems. The tongue offers clues to patients and their dentist about overall health and wellness, and may help pinpoint common conditions. Many patients are unaware of how much their […]


Strokes and your oral health: is there a connection?

In the United States alone, a person dies from a stroke every 40 seconds. The statistics surrounding strokes are staggering, and many patients who are at risk of experiencing a stroke may want to work with their doctor to reduce their chances. In addition to eating right and staying active, did you know that your […]


How are x-rays used in dentistry?

Dentists such as Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano want to provide the best care possible to patients in the practice. While a visual examination can be used to spot some concerns, it does not give them the full picture of a patient’s overall oral health. Thanks to dental x-rays (or radiographs), dentists have the ability to […]


The importance of oral health care during pregnancy

It’s no surprise that the entire body goes through changes during pregnancy. But did you know that your mouth does, too? Pregnant women are invited to work regularly with their dentist during this exciting time due as there are some conditions that may impact a pregnant woman more than those who are not. In most […]


What is Six Month Smiles?

Patients in the Pittsford, NY area shouldn’t have to wait several years for their teeth to be straighter using traditional orthodontia. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team of professionals at DeStefano Dentistry believe that improving the smile with clear braces called Six Month Smiles can not only straighten the smile, but do so in […]


What are the benefits of a family dentist?

Having a family dentist is critical in helping the entire household maintain good oral health and healthy habits. Our team of professionals at DeStefano Dentistry are pleased to offer a wide selection of services patients of all ages to ensure treatment and monitoring of oral health at every stage of one’s life. Children have different […]


Questions about wisdom teeth

The third set of molars that develop in the human mouth, known as the “wisdom teeth,” can become some of the most problematic teeth in the smile. While they used to play a role in a fully functioning smile, they are no longer necessary for proper chewing and digestion as they once were. In addition, […]


Methods for fixing gaps between the teeth

When patients smile at others, they want their smile to be beautiful and memorable. When imperfection are present, including gaps between the teeth, it can have a negative impact on a patient’s overall appearance. This is when Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team at DeStefano Dentistry may encourage patients to consider ways of repairing […]


Methods for fixing gaps between the teeth

When patients smile at others, they want their smile to be beautiful and memorable. When imperfection are present, including gaps between the teeth, it can have a negative impact on a patient’s overall appearance. This is when Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team at DeStefano Dentistry may encourage patients to consider ways of repairing […]


How often should you change your toothbrush?

Patients who are interested in obtaining better dental health and wellness are often interested in learning more about general dentistry and home healthcare. While most patients know to brush their teeth after every meal and to floss at least once a day, patients may have questions for our dental team that they may be unsure […]


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DeStefano Dentistry

600 Kreag Rd
Pittsford, NY 14534

Tel: 585.248.2383