A 32-year-old member asked:
is it bad to use whitening mouthwash when you have braces?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Stanley Siu answered
16 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: If you have traditional braces (wires, bands & brackets) on your teeth, then the whitening mouthwash will not whiten wherever you have metal or porcelain covering over your natural teeth. Use any other fda mouthwash while your in braces and when you're out of braces, use whitening mouthwash.
Answered on Dec 12, 2015
Dr. Daniel Wolter answered
29 years experience Dentistry
Useless, Not Bad: Whitening mouthwashes don't really whiten your teeth to any appreciable degree. They can whiten the plaque and tartar which has built up, but that's not much of a benefit. Having braces shouldn't have much of an effect, if any. If you want white teeth, you really need to use an actual approved bleaching method. Otc products are unpredictable. Dentist-delivered bleaching works great. Mouthwash not.
Answered on Jul 28, 2012
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