National Smile Month and You

For the duration of June, Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will be celebrating National Smile Month. Along with other practices across the nation, we hope to raise awareness of how you can improve the health and beauty of your smile. Let’s talk about how National Smile Month can help you improve your dental care habits.

How Do I Improve My Oral Health?

In order to enjoy a healthier smile you simply need to take proper care of your smile. Common oral health issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease, can often be prevented with the right care. Maintaining a healthy smile includes:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Using a soft-bristled brush
  • Brushing for two minute intervals
  • Floss once a day
  • Avoid foods and drinks high in sugar and other starches

If you have any questions about proper brushing or flossing then don’t hesitate to contact our office. We want to help you and your family enjoys a lifetime of attractive smiles.

Should I See the Dentist?

Yes. You need to see your dentist at least once every six months for a routine visit. First, we will perform a checkup with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. Doing so allows our dentists to obtain a clear picture of your oral health, uncovering any possible issues that require treatment. A cleaning is also part of your regular visits. Using either a manual tool or an ultrasonic scaler, we will remove the layers of plaque from your teeth. A cleaning can reduce the risk of gum disease and cavities.

Does the Doctor Offer a Free Consultation?

We actually do offer a free cosmetic consultation for those looking for a way to improve the appearance of their teeth. We can examine your smile to decide which of our cosmetic treatments will best improve the attractiveness of your teeth and gums.


Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including teeth whitening, Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, root canals, and pediatric dentistry. 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.