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Are Teeth Whitening Treatments Safe After Braces Removal? September 10, 2016

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Are Teeth Whitening Treatments Safe After Braces Removal?, Anchorage, Alaska

Getting your braces taken off is an exciting event, but seeing yellowed teeth may dampen your spirits. While teeth whitening options are available, it’s best for newly braces-free patients to consider if these treatments are appropriate or even safe for their teeth. Family First Dentistry is a dental and orthodontic practice located in Anchorage, AK. With a team of trained professionals, they are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, white smile.

Braces are great tools for correcting smiles. Most people have them on for years in order to properly realign their teeth to their satisfaction. While the long time span is necessary to reposition the teeth, braces can temporarily make your tooth enamel more sensitive. They can also trap food particles against your teeth. Without regular hygienic maintenance, this could cause tooth decay, which could make teeth whitening painful.

Teeth WhiteningDentists generally offer teeth whitening after braces removal with a few stipulations. First, you should wait at least a month after your braces come off to have your teeth whitened. Your tooth enamel needs time to become less sensitive, as it’s been newly exposed to the environment after spending years behind orthodontics. Dentists also recommend you wait to have your smile brightened until after you have a cleaning. Any signs of tooth decay should be addressed before teeth whitening treatments, as these issues could cause potential problems and prolonged sensitivity.

Should you be approved for teeth whitening, Family First Dentistry offers two options: in-house whitening and take-home bleaching trays. You can choose whichever best suits your needs and schedule.

Ready to improve the coloring of your teeth now that your braces are off? Family First Dentistry provides a variety of dental services, including teeth whitening options, to give you a smile you can be proud of. For more information about their services, call (907) 562-2820 or visit their website.

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