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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.



The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Frequently Asked Questions About Crowns And Tooth Whitening

by Rose Hale

If you have a tooth that has a hole in it, crack in it, chip in it, or is structurally weak in some other way, you likely have a crown on the tooth. The crown allows you to maintain your real tooth, while strengthening the tooth and protect it from breaking further when you bite or chew. If you have a crown that is looking a bit yellow, stained or a different color than the rest of your teeth, you may find yourself wondering about whitening it. Here are a few of the questions you may have about crowns and tooth whitening. 

Can You Whiten Tooth Crowns? 

Unfortunately, you cannot whiten tooth crowns. The bleaching ingredients that are used to whiten the enamel on your teeth do not work on porcelain or composite, the materials that crowns are made from. Instead, crowns are painted your desired color before they are inserted into your mouth. Once a crown has been created and placed in your mouth, it is cemented into place. This means that it cannot be removed to have the color changed on it. As such, there is no way to white tooth crowns. 

What Are Your Options if Your Crown No Longer Matches Your Teeth? 

If you have whitened your other teeth, your crown may no longer match your teeth and it may stand out. In this case, the only option you have to help the crown match would be to have a new made and installed. There is no other way to get your crown to the same color as your newly whitened teeth. 

What Are Your Options if Your Crown is Discolored? 

If the crown itself is discolored, a dental professional may be able to polish or scrub the tooth, helping to remove what you think may have been a stain. However, if this does not lift the discoloration from your tooth, the only options you have would be to live with the stain or replace the crown. 

It is strongly recommended that you have all of your teeth whitened, if desired, before a crown is placed on your teeth. Your dentist can then match the color of the crown to the color of your teeth to ensure they match. If you whiten your teeth after the crown is installed, there is no way to whiten the crown and it will need to be replaced. If you are concerned about stains or darkness on your crown, talk to your dentist to find out if polishing or other cleaning methods may work to remove the stains. For more information, visit websites like http://www.brooksidedentalgroup.com.