Tips for a Brighter Smile

Do you have teeth that are dulled with embarrassing teeth stains? How do you brighten your smile? How can you maintain optimal whiteness? Below we look at tips for keeping your smile bright. We will also discuss our Rochester MN teeth whitening options, so you can erase discoloration and enjoy a gorgeous, stain-free smile.

Watch What You Eat and Drink

When we eat foods high in sugars or other starches, bacteria break down the sugar particles, coating the teeth in plaque as a result. Plaque can make staining the teeth easier, leading to a yellow or brown appearance. In addition, drinks that contain dark pigments can lead to discoloration; this includes tea, coffee, soda, and red wine. We recommend drinking more water and replacing sugary snacks with fresh fruit and vegetables. Not only will you improve your health and nutritional intake, but your smile may also stay brighter a little longer.

Stop Smoking!

Tobacco use is another common factor behind unsightly teeth stains. Along with increasing the risk of oral cancer, smoking can lead to severely stained teeth. For a beautiful smile and better overall health, we always suggest patients who smoke stop immediately.

Seek Professional Solutions

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer a number of options to help you achieve a brighter smile, including:

If you have any questions about our tips for enjoying a smile free of embarrassing teeth stains, then contact our office today. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal results.


Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including dental implants, Six Month Smiles, pediatric dentistry, root canals, and teeth whitening in Rochester MN. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 218-8936. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer welcome and serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and the surrounding communities.