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My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.

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How To Keep Your Dental Implants The Same Shade As Your Natural Teeth

Claire Roberts

One of the biggest problems people have is keeping their implants and natural teeth the same color. Since most implants resist staining but natural teeth do not, tooth discoloration and unmatched discoloration are quite obvious when you smile. There are some things you can do to keep your teeth universally the same color, and some you can do before you have implants installed in your mouth.

Brush Often, Bleach Never

Prior to having your dentist put your implants in, brush regularly for at least a week. People who do not brush as often as once a day or once a week (and, yes, there are people who do this) are more likely to have yellowed teeth. Your dentist will match your implant coloration to the "natural" color of your teeth, and if you do not want your implants to be as yellow, start brushing in advance to this major dental procedure.

Additionally, do not bleach or whiten your teeth prior to having implants placed. You may think this is a great way to get the whitest smile and whitest implants, but it can backfire when your natural teeth become yellowed again. Your implants will be less yellow, whiter even, than your natural teeth, and only frequent bleaching or whitening will make them all the same shade of white again.

Use Only the Recommended Dental Hygiene Products 

Your dentist may sound like an advertisement for a line of products when he or she tells you to use them on your implants and natural teeth. However, he or she makes these product recommendations with the intent of preserving all of your teeth, fake and real. The products are designed to extend the life of your implants and help the gum tissue around them heal and stay healthy. Avoiding your dentist's recommendations with regards to these products means you are taking risks with your oral health and the natural look of your fake teeth.

Ask Your Dentist and/or Dental Surgeon

Your dentist and/or dental surgeon at a place like the Great Plains Oral Surgery And Implant Center may have some other suggestions on how you can keep your implants and natural teeth one universal color. You may have to avoid certain foods or beverages, or you may have to use two different kinds of toothpaste to keep everything in your mouth clean. Follow the post-operative and daily care guides your dentist gives you, and ask about the different dental products, e.g., mouthwash, cavity prevention rinses, etc., and their effects on your implants.


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