Upon completion of orthodontic treatment, you are excited to show off your new, perfect smile! However, one thing patients often worry about is having white marks on their teeth following treatment. If you take good care of your teeth during treatment, white marks can easily be avoided.

With a combination of simple in-office and at-home steps, white spots can easily be prevented during your orthodontic treatment.

Lets take a look at some of the steps we can take to prevent white marks…

Good Brushing Habits

A person in orthodontic treatment should brush 2 to 3 times a day, for 2 minutes each time. You should also be flossing daily which prevents buildup between the teeth and brackets, where most plaque starts to form. Each time you brush, be sure you are brushing for 2 minutes. Be sure to continue with your regular dental cleaning visits!

Use Fluoride

Make sure you are using a fluoride rinse after brushing your teeth to keep your teeth strong and healthy.

Use an Electric Toothbrush

If you can, using an electric toothbrush is a great decision for your oral health! An electric toothbrush provides extra vibration which helps loosen plaque. This makes it easier to get your teeth clean.

As always, if you have questions or concerns regarding white marks, please contact us today!

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