Free KoR Whitening for Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day, Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will be offering free professional KoR Whitening. To take advantage of this promotion, simply post a picture of you and your dad to our Facebook page. We will choose our favorite and award the winner with a brighter smile. In the meantime, we’re answering common questions about this teeth brightening system.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening in Rochester, MN

Question: Who qualifies for teeth whitening?

Answer: We actually recommend treatment for anyone with stained teeth who desires a brighter smile. To see if this is the best option for you we will need to assess the cause and severity of your discoloration. In some cases you may actually benefit from another cosmetic treatment, such as veneers.

Question: How does the procedure work?

Answer: First, you will receive an initial treatment chairside at our office. We will also take impressions of your teeth in order to create a set of trays. After prescribing a bleaching gel we send you home, where you will wear the gel-filled trays daily for a set amount of time. After a week to ten days you will return to the office, where we will complete a final treatment. Once done, the treatment can brighten smiles by multiple shades.

Question: What causes teeth stains in the first place?

Answer: A variety of factors can lead to discoloration, including smoking, drinks with dark pigments (soda, tea, coffee, and red wine), fluorosis, trauma, and medications such as tetracycline.

Question: How can I help my results last longer?

Answer: With routine dental maintenance you can help reduce the appearance of future stains. We recommend brushing and flossing daily, cutting back on sugary foods and drinks, and having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year.


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.