FAQs: Why are My Teeth Yellow?

Our teeth can often become unattractive as a result of yellow or brown stains. People are often wonder: “Why are my teeth yellow?” By understanding the causes of your discoloration, you can know the best options for erasing unsightly stains. With professional teeth whitening you can finally enjoy a bright, beautiful smile.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rochester MN Teeth Whitening

Question: What causes teeth stains?

Answer: That actually depends on a number of factors. Surface stains typically result from the food and drinks we consume. Smoking can also contribute to discoloration. Discoloration can also form below the surface as a result of trauma to the teeth or the use of medications such as tetracycline.

Question: Can I do anything to avoid them?

Answer: Yes. You can reduce the appearance of discoloration by avoiding foods high in sugar and drinks that contain dark pigments, such as soda, coffee, red wine, and tea. You should also quit smoking. Finally, taking good care of your teeth can help them stay bright, this includes brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings.

Question: How does professional teeth whitening work?

Answer: We will first take impressions of your teeth and use them to create plastic trays. You will fill the trays with a bleaching gel and wear them daily for the amount of time we recommend. Optimal results usually take between a week and ten days.

Question: Can anyone receive teeth whitening?

Answer: We will first assess the cause of your discoloration and the severity of the stains. From there we can recommend the most appropriate cosmetic solution. Some forms of discoloration may require more than traditional whitening, such as porcelain veneers. For more information, please contact our office for a free cosmetic consultation.


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.