Do You Need a Brighter Smile?

A bright smile can turn heads and help you feel confident. Do you need a brighter smile? If so, then you may be interested in our professional teeth whitening. In addition, you can take preventive measures to reduce the severity of future teeth stains, helping your smile remain beautiful.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

Question: Why do our teeth become stained?

Answer: Our teeth often become stained over time due to a number of different factors. The foods and drinks we consume can often increase the development of stains, including sugary foods and drinks with dark pigments (soda, tea, red wine, and coffee). Smoking, age, certain medications, trauma, and fluorosis can also lead to discoloration.

Question: Can I prevent teeth stains?

Answer: You can take steps to reduce the severity of future stains. First, simply brushing and flossing your teeth can remove food particles, preventing the plaque buildup that makes the appearance of stains more likely. We also suggest avoiding tobacco products, drinking more water, and eating foods that don’t contain high amounts of sugar and other starches.

Question: How do I brighten my teeth?

Answer: You can often take preventive measures to avoid the onset of major discoloration. Tips include brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing everyday before bed. You also need to see the dentist for routine dental cleanings. A cleaning involves removing plaque from the teeth, which fights discoloration and helps you enjoy a brighter, healthier smile. Finally, we can remove discoloration with professional KoR Teeth Whitening.

Question: What if my stains are permanent?

Answer: If you have stains that don’t respond to traditional teeth whitening, we may be able to place veneers over the front of the teeth. The veneers are thin shell of porcelain that completely alters the appearance of the teeth.


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.