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My teeth looks yellow after braces. not like stains, but just yellowish. can i brush them away after some time?

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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Maybe: Brushing can affect extrinsic dental staining if you have deposits of yellow material on the surface of your teeth. True internal yellowing will require a bleaching process to address, however.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Compare: Compare your current tooth color to the pictures your Orthodontic Specialist has from before your braces went on. Probably same color. Start w visit to your Dentist for professional cleaning to remove surface stain. Talk to your Dentist about whitening procedures, the best ones are Dentist supervised. Whitening toothpastes or strips may be beneficial to prolong the effects of the whitening Rx.

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Last updated May 5, 2016

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