Whether you are a teenager or an adult who just got their braces taken off, it’s important to understand that although you may be free from that mouth full of metal, you still need to do everything possible to take proper care of your teeth. From whitening to avoiding certain foods, the following article will discuss ways in which you can keep up with your smile after braces.
Nothing is worse than having a newly straightened smile and yellow teeth to contrast the perfection. As one of the best ways to maintain your smile after braces, try getting some whitening done from Dennis W. Nagel. Whether you decide to do whitening trays that contain a bleaching agent or laser whitening, the results that you will receive will make you look like an entirely different person.
In addition to getting in-office whitening done to your teeth, stay up on your whitening with a whitening toothpaste. Simply use a whitening toothpaste just as you would your regular toothpaste— this will help you to combat surface stains caused by foods and beverages.
Brushing and Flossing
You might have been obsessive about brushing and flossing your teeth when you had braces in order to ensure that you didn’t get any surprise cavities. However, although your braces may be gone, it doesn’t need that your good dental habits need to be gone too. In order to keep up with your smile, continue to brush and floss your teeth after every meal.
Avoid Certain Foods
Things like ice and sticky candy like taffy can wreak havoc on your teeth. Although you might be excited to indulge in foods that you couldn’t eat when you had braces, it’s important to avoid foods that can crack your teeth, like ice, and foods that can cause cavities like taffy.
To learn more about how you can maintain your smile after braces or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Dennis W. Nagel’s office today!