How to Keep White Filling White Forever?
Mrs. Shen has had chipped teeth for 20 years (Fig.1 >) and finally gets a chance to fix them (Fig.2). Now she worries about how to keep the white filling white for a long time.
In fact, modern white filling is resistant to stain as long as the patient brushes and flosses regularly and well. Although Mrs. Shen has several dental problems, she keeps her teeth and gums very clean and healthy (Fig.1,2).
Second, modern white filling can bind to our tooth very well without apparently any gap between them (Fig.3 >). There is no gap to trap stain from our food and drink.
White filling remains pretty and young if we refrain from food and drink which have color in them, such as coffee, tea, red wine and smoking.
Adult Dental Care
Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 01/18/2011, last revision 08/07/2016