A lot of people who wore braces are wondering how to get rid of white spots after braces. While there are professional ways of removing white spots as recommended and administered by an orthodontist, there are also remedies that you can do at home. These remedies are safe, cost-effective and can easily be done at home. Here are they:
Brush your teeth properly
You may be brushing your teeth regularly or three times a day but if you are not doing it right, you will still not fully achieve that perfect white teeth. Having braces make it particularly challenging to thoroughly clean or brush your teeth because of the orthodontic wires. However, there are toothbrushes that are particularly designed for those who wear braces. There are also electric toothbrushes with heads that are specifically made for brushing with braces. If you are wondering how to get rid of white spots after braces, brush properly and regularly, which means brushing your teeth right after eating sweets or before sleeping.
Rinse and floss
Another easy to do remedy for white spots is by rinsing fluoride or using oral products with extra fluoride, such as toothpaste and mouth wash. Fluoride protects the minerals on your teeth from getting stripped thereby protecting it from chipping, damage and cavities. To further clean your teeth, use dental floss to remove nasty buildup of plaque and debris between your teeth and along the gum line. Take time to floss every after brushing your teeth.
Watch your diet
If you want to protect your teeth from getting stains or white spots build up, avoid consuming acidic food and drinks, such as soda, sour candies, vinegar-based food, salad dressing and many others. If you need to consume these, at least make it a point to brush your teeth right after.
Another home remedy on how to get rid of white spots after braces is by using coconut oil. Coconut oil is naturally rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties that can easily prevent white spots on your teeth. Take two tablespoons of coconut oil and for ten minutes, swish it around your mouth. Spit the coconut oil and rinse it with warm water.