Do you wear braces or do you plan to get them soon?
There’s no reason to feel ashamed about dental braces. They help keep your teeth aligned and maintain a bright, healthy smile. If you do feel a bit shy about wearing braces, you can always go with clear, ceramic ones.
However, even ceramic braces stain. Though rare, it can happen! Both the brackets and ligatures could stain over time.
Want to avoid braces stains? Look no further, we’ve got a guide for you. Read on to discover how to keep your ceramic braces clean and clear.
1. Brush Your Teeth!
Brushing your teeth is still the most effective way to prevent ceramic braces stain. This habit removes leftover food particles. These particles, over time, can damage the ceramic material and cause stains — even on your teeth.
If you eat food that can cause braces stains, you need to brush more than twice a day. You have to brush your teeth and braces after each meal.
Also, avoid whitening toothpaste. Using this type of toothpaste, over time, will create discolouration and make your braces look different. They won’t blend in with your teeth anymore and will become more noticeable.
2. Avoid Certain Food
Some food and drinks can also stain your braces. Coffee, red wine, junk food, and other meals with food colouring can stain your clear braces.
Coffee is a common suspect when it comes to stains. If you drink coffee, go back to our first tip and make sure to brush your teeth right after finishing your cup.
3. Flossing and Rinsing
Flossing helps you reach the hard-to-reach spots between your teeth and braces. Don’t forget to floss each time you brush your teeth so you can eliminate every trace of food residue.