By DR REGGIE THOMAS
April 05, 2019
Category: WHITENING
Tags: Braces  

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you are working hard to improve your dental health and appearance with your braces, it might seem like a logical time to whiten your teeth as well.  But should you go ahead with home kits or a professional whitening?  The answer might be yes, but not quite yet!

TOOTHPASTE
The easiest way to whiten teeth is regular use of a whitening toothpaste.  But these do not make a major difference in tooth color and may also contain abrasives which can damage ceramic brackets and make them more likely to stain.  Also, any part of your tooth that is covered by a bracket will not be affected by the whitening paste.

WHITENING STRIPS AND TRAYS
Whiteners can be applied at home with strips or tray kits.  Strips are coated with a whitening gel and then pressed around your teeth.  Tray kits provide a mouthguard-like appliance, which is filled with a whitening gel.  But neither strips or tray solutions will whiten any area that is covered by brackets.


PROFESSIONAL WHITENING
A dental professional can whiten your teeth in office for the best possible results.  The most effective treatments for your unique teeth are combined with protective care of your gums and mouth.  Again, this procedure is best accompolished after all of the braces have been removed at the end of your orthodontic therapy.

If you have any questions or are in need of an appointment, call our dental office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,
Dr. Thomas

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