Methods for keeping teeth white with braces
Having braces can be a real pain, but it is worth it in the end when you have a beautiful smile. So here is how to have white teeth with braces that will help remove most types of teeth stains.
#1. Whitening Toothpaste
Most teeth whitening toothpaste typically contains abrasive ingredients, such as silica, which scrub the surface of the teeth. But rest assured that these abrasives are gentle on the enamel, and prevent plaque buildup and remove surface (extrinsic) stains.
For removing both intrinsic and extrinsic stains, try using a whitening toothpaste that contains hydrogen peroxide, such as Colgate Optic White Renewal Toothpaste.
#2. Whitening Mouthwash
Whitening mouthwash not only freshens breath, but also protects against stains. Colgate Optic White Mouthwash has a clinically proven unique formula with optic brightener that activates as you swish to reflect light, leaving your teeth looking whiter instantly (temporary optical effect of instant whitening).
#3. Electric toothbrush
One of the best benefits of using an electric toothbrush is its effectiveness in removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth. This is especially important when you have braces as the extra cleaning will help keep your teeth looking their best!
For an effortlessly bright smile, try using the Colgate ProClinical Whitening Electric Toothbrush with a whitening toothpaste.
#4. Professional treatment
A professional teeth whitening treatment normally involves two parts: a quick cleaning session, followed by an application of a bleaching agent that removes stains. When you have traditional braces, it can be difficult to whiten teeth due to the brackets and wires. Most dental professionals therefore recommend waiting until orthodontic treatment is complete.