I just got my braces off and the orthodontist didnt really get all the glue off so how can i get it off? Also, theres a lot of white stuff on my teeth and i cant seem to get that off. Besides bleaching my teeth, what kind of teeth whitening methods or teeth whitening products do you guys/gals recommend? THANKS!
How to get dental glue off teeth and make them whiter?
You should have a professional cleaning to remove the cement from the teeth and below the gum line, it's always recommended after the removal of ortho. The "white stuff" is either plaque or demineralized areas cause by the acid in plaque that is left on teeth too long etching or initiating the decay of these teeth. Plaque can be brushed away, if it’s not brushing off then its demineralized areas. Take care of getting your teeth cleaned and have these "white" areas evaluated first. You can discuss bleaching with the dentist then. He can explain the different methods available. Hope I've been of some help and good luck.
additional information: You've already had impressions made for your retainers, these same models can be used for bleaching trays to be made from. There is no need to go through the impression process again, nothing has changed (crown work) since these were made. Just ask your orthodontist for them if he didn't give them to your already.
And thank you Dr. Albert, that is so true, a high speed hand piece isn't always needed to remove the orthodontic cement.
Reply:Schedule you an appointment with the Dentist, he can use a polishing bur to remove the excess cement. I'm not sure about your white spots, It could be plaque from not brushing good, or it could be areas of calcification,and no matter how much you brush it won't come of.Get a good cleaning by the hygienist and talk to her about whitening your teeth. I had braces and had left over glue also, it will drive your tongue crazy. I had the Dentist to us a smoothing/polishing bur to remove the glue, had a cleaning and then I had impressions made for whitening trays and I used NiteWhite by Discus Dental for the whitener. It has fluoride and my teeth didn't get sensitive. I have worked for a Dentist for a long time and this was my favorite whitener it comes in Cherry %26amp; Mint Flavors. And you can see results it two-three days. You wear it for a week and then you just have to follow up once a month for a day for maintenence. The whitner should make the white spots less or even not noticeable. Good Luck !!
Reply:when you get your braces off the orthodontist uses an adhesive remover or a high speed with a composite bur to remove the dental cement. if you have white stains on your teeth it could mean that you have decalcifications which is caused from poor oral hygiene while in treatment with braces.those spots are usually permanent. i don't think that bleaching would help. ask your dentist if they recommend anything or if they heard of a paste called "mi paste". anyways, I'm not really for the bleaching... because it causes my teeth to become sensitive...but if your want to try bleaching then i would suggest to put some desensitizor paste or the tooth paste called sesidyne before and after... well, when you go back to your orthodontics to receive your retainers make sure you wear them all the time for the first 6 months so your teeth won't shift... take it out to eat and brush of course!! Congrats!!!
THE HYGIENIST HAS SPECIAL DENTAL INSTRUMENTS CALLED SCALERS WHICH CAN EASILY REMOVE ANY EXCESS DENTAL CEMENT FROM THE ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS. IF THIS DOESN'T WORK THE DENTIST HAS SPACIAL DENTAL BURS WHICH REMOVE CEMENT AND DON'T HARM ENAMEL.