Are you thinking about getting cosmetic dentistry with Invisalign®, or already have Invisalign®? If so, we at Smiles by Martin in Grapevine, TX warn that teeth whitening should be done only AFTER treatment with Invisalign® is over. Here’s why: whitening teeth before Invisalign® while the teeth are crooked will make it difficult to distribute the whitening gel evenly on the teeth.
Moreover, did you know that certain foods whiten your smile? If you believe that your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like them to be Dr. Martin recommends eating your way to a whiter smile! Over time, eating crunchy fruits and vegetables can help keep your teeth white in which they trigger your mouth to make saliva which washes away food particles so they can’t stain teeth. For example, strawberries have an enzyme that acts like natural bleach, and broccoli has minerals that form a film on teeth so pigments from other foods won’t stain them.
When your Invisalign® treatment comes to an end Dr. Martin will thoroughly CLEAN your teeth and most likely recommend sticking to your Invisalign®-friendly diet for a little while longer. If you have any questions or concerns about Invisalign® or your oral hygiene please contact Dr. Martin at 817.481.1041, or stop by Smiles by Martin when and if you are in the Grapevine, TX area. Keep smiling!