In this video, Diamond Braces dental hygienist Kimberly explains how to properly use Gel-Kam to avoid white spots on teeth.
White spots can appear on your teeth for several different reasons. It may relate to improper brushing and flossing habits, which lead to bacterial growth and plaque build-up. It could also be related to damaged enamel from eating too much acidic or sugary food and drinks. In some cases, it can also relate to a surplus of fluoride. This is more common in children who may have swallowed too much toothpaste.
To prevent white spots on teeth during braces care and beyond, it’s important to keep your teeth clean, fresh, and healthy. Follow all brushing and flossing instructions from your orthodontist, and visit your general dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups. Improper dental hygiene can lead to dental decay, as well as staining or discoloration!
To prevent white stains on your teeth, Diamond Braces also provides patients with Gel-Kam, a Colgate brand paste fortified with fluoride to help protect your tooth enamel and prevent white spots from forming. This treatment can have excellent benefits for your dental health and help prevent white spots throughout your braces or Invisalign treatment.
Note: Consult with your dentist or orthodontist before treating children younger than 12 years old with Gel-Kam.
Gel-Kam is a specialized medical toothpaste fortified with fluoride to strengthen the dental enamel and protect your teeth during Invisalign treatment and beyond! It helps keep your teeth strong and reduces the possibility of white spots on your teeth.
Diamond Braces provides patients with a tube of Gel-Kam, but you can also buy more over the counter at your local pharmacy.
Gel-Kam is safe and easy to use, and is a great healthy part of your regular oral hygiene! Don’t forget to brush and floss daily, and go to the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.
Use Gel-Kam at night throughout your braces or Invisalign treatment.
If you have questions about Gel-Kam, you can ask your orthodontist for more information. Regular use will help keep your teeth fresh, healthy, and smiling!