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A 32-year-old member asked:

why are my porcelain crowns light blueish/gray?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Likely PFMs: How old are they? Is the color mostly at the gums? Pfm's are porcelain fused to metal crowns so there is a layer of metal under the pocelain that can transmit light through the porcelain where it is thin. If this is the case then you could have them replaced with metal free crowns for esthetics.
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dark stump shade: The shade of a porcelain crown can be created by the ceramist who can stain the porcelain. Ceramist often will thin out the porcelain at the edge of your tooth appearing translucent and bluish to give a natural look. Gray colors are usually a result of underlying tooth structure being dark that may bleed through causing the porcelain to appear to be gray.

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How do I clean my crown on my teeth?

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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Crowning Achievement: Crown care is essentially the same as routine dental care. Use a dental paste for polishing and removing soft plaque along with a regular flossing. A device such as a waterpik® will provide pressurized water to flow above/below the crown/gingival interface to remove food particles and prevent odor. An oral rinse will finish the job. Remember to avoid staining foods and juices.
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Remember to floss daily!
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Dr. James Donley
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You can still get decay around crowns, have your dentist or hygienist apply a fluoride varnish after your teeth cleaning.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

At 38, I now have grey beard as a result of the shaving powder that I use. How do I get my black beard back?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Wash and grow: Wash out the powder and wait till the hair grows out. The roots should be black.
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What are symptoms of crowns disease?

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Crohn's Disease: Crohn's disease affects the digestive system. It can have the following symptoms stomach pain, diarrhea, blood in your bowel movements, weight loss, underweight, slowed growth(kids) or fever. Eye, skin and joint problems can sometimes be found. These symptoms can overlap with other problems as well. So, this is usually diagnosed by a GI specialist.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Causes of premature graying, other than just getting olk?

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Genetics and stress: Genetics and stress are probably the two most common reasons.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Stool color is grey. Help! please?

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Grey stool: Due to insufficient bile.May signify a condition (biliary obstruction) where the flow of bile to the intestine is obstructed from a tumor or stone.Please see your doctor asap to run tests and make a diagnosis.

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