White spots under braces

I drink about 7 sodas a week, but brush my teeth 2-3 times a day for about 2 minutes a time. As well as use a water pick to clean them. Will j have white spots under my braces

Answer: White Spots Under Braces

By Sarah h

It's very hard to predict if you will have any decalcification, or white spots after the removal of your bands and brackets. Proper nutrition and oral hygiene are key in maintaining overall oral health. Brushing, flossing and the use of a water-pik will all aid in the removal of plaque on your teeth and around your brackets. However, the acid, like that in soda is what eats away at your teeth. The beginning stages of a cavity, is decalcification. It would be better for you to try and reduce your soda intake, replacing these sugary beverages with water will help reduce the amount of acid washing over your teeth. Also try and brush immediately after drinking any high sugar foods and beverages, this limits the amount of time it is on your teeth. Each month your orthodontist should be checking your oral hygiene. If they suspect your are starting to form areas of decalcification, more than likely it will be brought to your attention. The last thing you want is to spend money on restorative treatment once your braces are removed.