Are you looking for a way to make your teeth look whiter, even with braces? Having braces can make it challenging to maintain good dental hygiene and keep your teeth looking bright. Not to worry, with a few simple tips and tricks you can achieve a whiter smile, even with braces.
Choosing the Right Braces Color for Whiter Looking Teeth
Believe it or not, the color of your braces can make a big difference in how white your teeth look. When choosing a color for your braces, choose a darker shade that will create a contrast with the natural color of your teeth. This will make your teeth look whiter in comparison. Ask your orthodontist for their recommendation on the best braces color for achieving a whiter smile.
Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene
Keeping your braces clean is crucial for maintaining good oral health. With braces, it’s important to brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal, and floss at least once a day. It’s best to use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush to clean your teeth and braces. A water flosser is a great tool to use to help remove food particles and plaque from hard-to-reach areas.
Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash
Using a whitening toothpaste and mouthwash can help remove surface stains on your teeth. Look for products that are safe to use with braces and contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, both are effective whitening agents. These products can be used in addition to your regular toothpaste and mouthwash for the best results.
Foods and Drinks to Avoid with Braces
Certain foods and drinks can stain your teeth and your colored rubber bands, making them look yellow or discolored. To avoid staining, limit your consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, and other staining beverages. Acidic foods like citrus fruits and tomatoes can also erode your tooth enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to staining. If you do indulge in these foods and drinks, be sure to brush thoroughly afterwards.
Professional Teeth Whitening
For stubborn stains or more dramatic results, professional teeth whitening treatments are the way to go. Your orthodontist can provide in-office or take-home whitening treatments that are safe for use with braces. These treatments use special techniques and solutions to remove deep stains and brighten your teeth. Ask your orthodontist for their recommendation on the best whitening treatment for you.
The Importance of Consistency in Dental Hygiene with Braces
Consistency is key when it comes to maintaining good oral health and achieving a whiter smile with braces. Make brushing and flossing a part of your daily routine, and be sure to stick to it even when you’re busy or on the go. We recommend getting a professional cleaning every 3 months during your braces treatment for optimal results. Remember, the effort you put in now will pay off in the form of a brighter, healthier smile later on.
Benefits of Scheduling an Appointment at Jefferson Dental and Orthodontics:
- Affordable orthodontic payment plans starting at only $99/month
- State-of-the-art technology for the best possible treatment plans
- 72 convenient locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma
- Open late and on Saturday to accommodate any busy schedule
- A commitment to giving every patient a 5-star experience
If you’re ready to take the next step in achieving a whiter, brighter smile with braces, schedule an appointment at Jefferson Dental and Orthodontics today!