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A 33-year-old member asked:

How should i fix my teeth for my discolored and stained teeth after braces?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 28 years experience
Baking soda: Is a gentle dentifrice that works very well, and you probably already have a box in your fridge! if that doesn't work, consider a professional cleaning and/or whitening.
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry 16 years experience
Bleaching: It really depends on the type of staining. If you have white scarring then you may need a procedure called icon or even dental restorations such as fillings, veneers, or crowns. If the teeth are stained darker then maybe a bleaching will help. You should consult with your dentist and orthodontist to discuss options.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Scar vs stain: Discoloration usually due to marginal oral hygiene while braces were on. If teeth stained, the discoloration can be removed with a good dental cleaning perhaps followed by bleaching. If the teeth have been decalcified (damaged) the white discoloration will need restorative treatment. Ask your orthodontist to coordinate with your family dentist for the best rx plan.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Personal consult: There are many ways, some simple and inexpensive and others more complicated and expensive. You need to consult with a dentist who can actually examine you and discuss your options. The internet can afford many people with excellent information, but this on one of those situations requiring a one on one consultation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to clean discolored teeth and stained teeth from braces?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Pearl
Dentistry 54 years experience
Brush and floss: The best way would be to see your dentist and get a thorough cleaning.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I fix decalcified teeth from braces?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
May be too late: Braces don't cause decalcification. It's caused by acid producing bacteria that's not cleaned off the teeth during orthodontic care. There are some remineralizing agents available, but if the damage is severe restorations may be required. Talk solutions over with your family dentist.
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