Whiten your teeth if you wear braces with these 5 tips

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It isn’t easy to deeply clean your teeth when you have braces! You worst nightmare: having brown stains in the middle of your teeth when you get the braces removed, in the very places the “train tracks” were stuck. Don’t worry, this won’t happen! Here are a few tips for whitening your teeth even while you have braces. 

1/ Use an electric toothbrush

When you wear braces, you need to take even more care of your dental hygiene, and careful brushing is a must. People who wear braces are often advised to use an electric toothbrush, which guarantees a deep clean.

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2/ Rinse your mouth with water after every meal

There is no need for a mouthwash! Water will do the job just fine. After each meal, rinse your mouth and then brush your teeth.

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3/ Use interdental brushes

To clean between and around your braces, use interdental brushes that are generally used for the spaces in between the teeth – which you can do as well if you so choose!

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4/ Try bicarbonate of soda

Bicarbonate of soda is known to be a natural abrasive and whitening agent. Use it wisely, but no more than once a week:

1/ Mix a little toothpaste with 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, 1 teaspoon of oxygenated water and a 1/2 a teaspoon of regular water.

2/ Brush your teeth for around 2 minutes with the paste you have made.

3/ Do this treatment once a week until you achieve the desired results. Afterwards, limit the treatment to once a month, or once every 2 months for sensitive teeth.

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5/ Floss

In order to eliminate any tartar that develops around the braces, floss all the relevant areas.

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