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How To Avoid Staining Depressions During Braces Treatment


Posted on 7/4/2022 by Dr. VanBrunt
How To Avoid Staining Depressions During Braces TreatmentUsing a whitening toothpaste on your bracketed teeth will not help. It frequently results in apparent spots on your teeth from the areas where the bracket-surrounded tooth area was whitened, but the bracket-covered area was not. For the most outstanding results, brush your teeth with regular toothpaste every day and right after eating. Consult our dentist if you are unclear about which kinds of toothpaste to use and which to avoid.

Every meal, brush your teeth.


Even though brushing your teeth after meals is a good idea for those with and without braces, it is more critical for people with braces. Long-term contact with food and drink residue on your teeth raises the risk of discoloration and other issues, such as cavities. For routine oral hygiene after meals, an electric toothbrush is perfect.

Use mouthwash and floss.


While brushing is still essential, it is also important to floss and use mouthwash regularly. Mouthwash removes microorganisms that stick around on teeth and discolor them. By getting into all the spaces, your toothbrush cannot, you reduce the likelihood of stains in awkward to clean locations. There is no longer any justification for not including floss in your daily routine now that it is made specifically for use with braces.

Keep all of your appointments.


Given the hectic pace of our lives, it is practically impossible to avoid changing or canceling an orthodontic or dentist appointment. However, keeping these checkups is essential to keep your braces clean. Due to the risk of staining they pose, ligatures—the rubber bands that surround brackets—should be changed regularly and should be taken out and replaced at each appointment. In addition to performing a thorough cleaning of your teeth that goes above and beyond the regular brushing and flossing you do at home, your dentist will also advise you on any problem areas to watch out for stains. Please do not pass up these chances to give your braces the thorough cleaning and care they need. Call us to book an appointment.

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