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.