A 43-year-old member asked:
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Could it be healthy to use toothpaste with whitening with braces.?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Use it after: It would be better to do any whitening after your braces are off. If you do it with the brackets on, you risk the possibility of having a white tooth with a darker square in the middle.
Answered on May 9, 2014
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