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How Do You Remove Glue From Braces?

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After a visit with the orthodontist, some teeth may still have some glue residue. This glue was what held the braces onto the teeth. The orthodonist or dentist can usually help get most of it off of your teeth, but there may be some left behind that you can remove at home. Create a paste to brush your teeth with. Start with 2 tsp. baking soda and slowly add 1/2 tsp. of peroxide. Bubbling is normal. Dip the electric toothbrush's bristles into the paste before turning the toothbrush on. Brush your teeth over those with glue residue for two to three minutes. This will help soften the glue residue. It is OK to brush your other teeth since this mixture can help whiten teeth as well. Gently scrape the glue residue with the dental pick. Be extremely careful to not scrape off enamel during this process. All of the glue may not come off at first. Repeat if necessary to get rid of all the glue. Floss between teeth if there is glue crossing the space between teeth. Rinse your mouth out well to ... more
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