Implant Wearers, Too: Avoid That Charcoal Toothpaste Trend!

Maybe you have dental implants and crowns (or larger prosthetics) and you’ve been thinking that you’d like to brighten up your smile. You know that traditional teeth whitening generally doesn’t work on prosthetics like your dental crowns but then … you hear about activated charcoal toothpaste! Perhaps all you need is to use something like this to brush and brighten both your teeth and your restorations, you think to yourself! Well. It would be lovely if a magical product like this existed. However, as you may have begun feeling that this is a too-good-to-be-true remedy, you were correct. Let’s talk about the trend, so you can protect your smile as you discover how to whiten your smile in Santa Rosa, CA if you feel it’s time.

Skip The Charcoal, Please

We strongly recommend that you don’t give into the desire to try the DIY activated charcoal toothpaste trick as your method toward whitening up your smile. The very basic and very important reason we’re not on board, whether you’re a dental implant wearer or not: It will scrape your smile. This means abrading and eroding your natural teeth, as well as any prosthetics in your smile. You want to approach your smile gently when you cleanse it. If you want a whiter appearance, scrubbing it isn’t going to do the job.

Talk With Us About Your Concerns

Usually, if you’re someone who is wearing dental implants and you’re ready for a whiter smile, you’re someone who has had implants for a while (we say this because we suggest whitening before implant placement for those with already stained teeth). As you likely realize, since traditional whitening doesn’t usually brighten artificial teeth, there’s more needed than just a simple cosmetic treatment to help you attain your goal. So, come talk with us. We will talk with you about your options and can move on from there.

Prepare For Collaborative Improvement

If you have a smile with natural teeth and dental implants, then we will likely work collaboratively with your general dentist in order to create a plan to replace your restorations and for your natural tissue to become brighter through a cosmetic treatment.

See Us When You Want Smile Improvements

If you’re a dental implant wearer who is ready for a whiter smile, take time to consult with our practice to safely achieve your goals. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.