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What can I do to minimize my risk of having a discolored filling in the future?


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To minimize your risk of a discolored filling, there are some important things you must do on your own. Here are some things that may be recommended:

  • Carefully clean your teeth every day, as recommended by your dentist and hygienist.
  • Have your dentist check your fillings regularly.
  • Replace old fillings that are leaking or turning dark.
  • Have your teeth professionally cleaned regularly.
  • Limit high staining foods and drinks.
  • Do not smoke.