Academy Dental is a warm, inviting SPA-themed dentist facility in Hamilton, and is rated as one of the best places by Hulafrog for dental treatment. Dr. Navleen Thind, D.D.S. is a trusted dentist who practices adults and kids’ dentistry, along with Dr. Steven Reff, Dr. Pankaj Puri (Orthodontist) and Dr. Roshanjit Kaur.
Keeping your teeth clean with braces may be harder than without, but it is in no way impossible. Just like without braces, maintaining proper oral hygiene routines will allow you to have a white smile with your braces! Today we will be giving you our top tips for braces-wearers to keep your teeth sparkling:
- Thoroughly Brush and Floss Your Teeth- Brushing and flossing your teeth fully, including between your teeth and under the wires, will help prevent discoloration. This is because these techniques will remove plaque between your teeth, which causes staining. You can also use whitening toothpastes, since such products will remove stains on the teeth’s surface and do not damage the components of your braces.
- Limit Foods and Drinks That Cause Stains- Drinks like coffee or tea and foods like blueberries or cherries can stain the surface of your teeth. While limiting your intake of these foods will help prevent staining, there are also techniques you can use to limit staining while still eating the foods you would like. For example, drinking water between sips of coffee and tea or rinsing with water after eating will help wash away stains. You can also use a straw to limit contact of staining substances with the surface of your teeth. In addition to foods that stain, foods and drinks with high sugar content should be limited, since this will cause plaque to build up and create stains.
- Attend Routine Dentist Visits- Continuing to visit the dentist regularly will also help keep your smile shining! Receiving professional teeth cleanings from your dentist will help safely remove stains and plaque that may be difficult for you to reach. Additionally, dental visits will prevent the need to turn to unnecessary whitening products, which cause a color difference between the exposed area of your teeth and the area covered by a bracket.
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