Q and A: Teeth Whitening with Your Rochester Dentist

Enjoying bright, movie-star teeth does not have to be a lofty dream. At your Rochester dentist, the Kor Whitening treatment can treat difficult stains with striking results. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer provide gentle family and cosmetic dentistry in a welcoming environment. Learn more about their unique teeth whitening treatment.

Q: What are the steps for the Kor Whitening treatment?

A: Dr. Calcagno and Dr. Heimer utilize the Kor Whitening treatment. This method is unique in that it can lighten teeth that are stained from tetracycline or other stains. You will begin by receiving a whitening treatment at our office, and then our doctors will give you whitening trays to wear at home. You will then return to our office for the final step, a deep bleaching treatment. The Kor Whitening treatment can lighten your teeth up to 16 shades.

Q: Is teeth whitening safe?

A: Yes, the Kor Whitening technique is safe, and our doctors prefer it because it is less likely to cause teeth sensitivity.

Q: What is the difference between Dr. Calcagno’s take home whitening kits and the store-bought ones?

A: Over-the-counter products use smaller amounts of peroxide than professional teeth whitening treatments such as the Kor Whitening, making Dr. Calcagno’s treatments more effective and long-lasting.

Q: What can I do to make my teeth whitening last as long as possible?

A: Our doctors prefer the Kor Whitening treatments because it usually lasts longer than other whitening techniques, but avoiding teeth-staining foods and beverages such as wine, tea, coffee, and sweets will help preserve your whitening treatment. Smoking also counteracts a whitening treatment. Practicing good oral hygiene habits of twice-daily brushing and once-daily flossing will protect your lighter teeth, as do regular dental cleanings.

Q: Is whitening successful on everybody?

A: Most people are good candidates for whitening, but Dr. Calcagno and Dr Heimer will look at your particular case and inform you of your options if whitening isn’t appropriate.

About Our Doctors

Calcagno Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help you obtain the smile you dream of. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 218-8936. Dr. Calcagno and Dr. Heimer proudly treat patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and the surrounding communities.