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Six ways to maintain healthy teeth and gums

Oral health isn’t just about brushing your teeth or having perfectly straight dental arches. It means also taking care of the gums. The gum tissue helps frame your smile, and telltale signs can indicate a problem such as periodontal disease. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team in Pittsford, NY educate patients on the importance […]


Methods of treating periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is a condition that can negatively impact one’s oral health and wellness. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team at DeStefano Dentistry are available to help patients better understand the ways in which they can protect their smile from harmful conditions. Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is a serious infection […]


Enjoy a more attractive smile in just six months!

Do you want to enhance your smile? Are you unhappy with the misalignment that can negatively impact your otherwise beautiful appearance? While most patients avoid talking about orthodontic treatments with their dentist for fear of obtaining metal bracket and wire braces, it is essential that patients have this conversation with Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano so […]


When chronic jaw pain is a sign of TMJ/TMD

Patients of Pittsford, NY who are dealing with chronic pain and discomfort of the jaw may be dealing with a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. The temporomandibular joint, referred to as the TMJ for short, is the joint that hinges the jaw. It allows the jaw to open and close, and contributes […]


Why your dentist recommends fluoride

If you’ve been to the dentist recently, you’ve probably heard about fluoride. This mineral is naturally occurring in many foods and in drinking water. You may also be aware that fluoride is a treatment that can be requested by a patient to their dentist. Learn more about why fluoride treatments are often used in protecting […]


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 […]


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DeStefano Dentistry

600 Kreag Rd
Pittsford, NY 14534

Tel: 585.248.2383