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Tea and Yellow Teeth

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OMGsrsly said

I, uhh, crashed my bicycle and now have crowns for all my front teeth. It removes any worries about staining, to be sure, but it is not a recommended course of action. :)

Uniquity said

Really? I know a couple people with crowns and they are more concerned about staining. It may just be red wine specific, but I thought tea and coffee were a concern as well?

BoxerMama said

I’ll keep this in mind! lol

OMGsrsly said

I haven’t had any problems with mine, and I didn’t receive any warnings from the dentist. I do know I can’t use whitening toothpastes and such on them in case the abrasives remove the colour painting the tooth-artist-person put on.

OMGsrsly said

I mean, they are porcelain, but they’re also glazed. Then the colour (to match the other teeth) was glazed over top, and they were re-baked. That’s how the artist-person described it to me.

Uniquity said

Neat! I wonder if the people I know have ones made of a different material for some reason? Or maybe their dentists are over cautious, hah. My brother broke his two front teeth when he fell into a shovel handle as a kid, so he has crowns on those and they gave him some restrictions for food and discolorations. C’est la vie!

OMGsrsly said

That’s really interesting! I’ll have to ask the next time I go to the dentist.

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