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Don’t Let Your White Fillings Get Stained Marietta, GA

Don’t Let Your White Fillings Get Stained

White or “tooth-colored” fillings have quickly become the most preferred option to repair a cavity. Because of their ideal aesthetic value and non-invasive design, they are also used frequently to correct minor cosmetic flaws such as small gaps, chipped teeth and more. White fillings are made of composite resin, which can be customized to match your natural tooth shade and doesn’t contain mercury like the amalgam filling alternative.

So are there any downsides to getting white fillings? The only word of caution in choosing composite resin for your filling or dental bonding is that this material is prone to stain. Just like your natural teeth, staining foods and drinks can discolor your white filling and make it stand out.

However, with a little effort you can prevent staining on your composite fillings and keep them looking beautiful for years to come. Here’s how:

Watch Your Diet

Avoid dark foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, berries and red wine. If you must indulge, rinse with water shortly after to prevent the staining agents from absorbing into your fillings.

Be Diligent With Your Oral Hygiene

Keep your teeth and fillings clean by brushing and flossing regularly. You can use a soft bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste on your fillings to gently remove any staining debris left on the surface after meals.

Consider Updating Your Fillings

If your filling becomes significantly stained or you have an old or discolored filling in the front of your smile, you may want to replace your filling. It may be worthwhile to consider a crown or veneer for a better aesthetic solution. If you aren’t sure whether you need to just professionally whiten your teeth, change out the filling or get a porcelain veneer, let your dentist evaluate you.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we value the importance of providing dental restorations that can effectively restore your smile health but also deliver an exceptional appearance. If you have questions about how to care for your tooth-colored fillings, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Gilreath today.


Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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