Care For Braces
New to braces? Getting them off in a few weeks?
Either way, you might be worried about the white spots that often form on the teeth when wearing braces.
Dental Town is here to help you. Our dentists created this webpage to present some basic information regarding white spots.
What are White Spots on Teeth?
White spots often appear after orthodontic braces are removed. White spots form in the areas where plaque sticks to the teeth.
Tips to Treat and Prevent White Spots
Treatment for white spots should be provided by your orthodontist soon after getting your braces removed. White spots sometimes stay the same or they can get better over time. It is also possible that more white spots will appear down the road, too.
Currently there are two treatments to remove white spots: restore or remineralize. Our trained team will help you determine which is the best form of treatment for your particular case. Other treatment methods for getting rid of white spots include porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, and microabrasion.
Furthermore, our doctors will also talk to you about ways to prevent white spots from forming.
Some prevention tips include:
• Using prescription-strength fluoride
• Using an electric toothbrush to remove plaque as much as possible
• Maintain your 6-month routine teeth cleaning appointments with your dentist
• Drink water instead of sodas, sports drinks, or juices to limit your intake of acids and sugars that can damage teeth
• Use a fluoride rinse at home, if your dentist approves
• Brush your teeth after eating and drinking
• Floss your teeth at least one or two times per day
• Avoid snacking throughout the day
What to Do Now?
If you're having difficulty getting rid of white spots on any of your teeth after having orthodontic braces, call us. We can schedule a consultation appointment to thoroughly perform an evaluation of your teeth.