Can I use whitening toothpaste while wearing braces?

Can I use whitening toothpaste while wearing braces?

While your braces are on, don’t use whitening products including whitening toothpaste or whitening mouthwash. The whitening agent only works on the place it touches, so wait until your braces are off before whitening or your teeth color will be uneven.

What will happen if I use whitening toothpaste with braces?

If you have braces, whitening toothpaste may be your best solution. They remove surface stains without bleaching. Plus, they have enamel-strengthening fluoride. Whitening toothpaste does not change the color of your teeth, so you won’t have any unpleasant surprises when it’s time for your braces to come off.

Why you shouldn’t use whitening toothpaste with braces?

The reason you shouldn’t use whitening products with braces is because the braces brackets are bonded to your teeth. The solution will only lighten the areas that are exposed and not the ones that are covered by your brackets, leaving you with a two-toned smile when you finish treatment.

What can I brush my teeth with to make them whiter with braces?

Squeeze a non-whitening, fluoride toothpaste onto your toothbrush and place your toothbrush where your gums and teeth meet. Brush along the gum line using circular motions and then work your way down the tooth.

Why are my teeth so yellow with braces?

Plaque buildup is common behind the braces’ wire and around the brackets, which adhere to the teeth. Eventually, this plaque may turn into thickened calculus, or tartar, which can have a brownish or yellowed color. Often, teeth affected by tartar or calculus can cause demineralization.

Does the orthodontist whiten teeth after braces?

The Orthodontists don’t provide any teeth whitening services so we recommend seeing your dentist for a scale and clean, and to discuss risks and costs of your options before proceeding with any whitening treatments.

Can you use toothpaste to whiten teeth with braces?

In-office bleaching treatments and at-home treatments can work, but they have limitations. It may be best to use whitening toothpaste to remove stains for now and wait until your braces are removed to go for a more professional whitening treatment. This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics.

Which is whitening options are safe to use while wearing braces?

Which whitening options are safe to use while wearing braces? Teeth whitening options Lingual braces and clear removable align Traditional metal braces whitening strips yes no whitening trays yes no whitening toothpaste and mouthwash yes yes electric toothbrush yes yes

What foods should you avoid when you have braces?

Since you’re at risk for tooth discoloration, limit drinks and foods that cause staining. You should also limit high-sugar and high-acidic foods that can damage your teeth. Also, avoid using tobacco products that can stain your teeth and harm your gums.

Can You whiten teeth in the dentist’s office?

In-Office whitening treatments can be very effective for those with removable or lingual braces where the front surface of the teeth is uncovered. Completed over the course of one or two dentist visits, the procedure involves a strong bleaching agent being applied to lift stains and whiten teeth.