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What is this?

#1 Post by sophimarie » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:34 pm

Hi! I got top braces about 3 months ago. Recently, I have been noticing white stuff on top of my brackets. Iv'e brushed many times and it does not come off. I used a toothpick and it came of, which is good! :) It resembled "scrambled egg" slime. I just want to know what it is and if I can stop it later. Is it food?

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Re: What is this?

#2 Post by assertives » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:55 pm

It's probably plaque. I have that too, and always had to made sure I brush around the brackets with an interdental brush.

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Re: What is this?

#3 Post by Nozzelnut » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:25 am

Get a water pick! They work great for hosing off brackets that brushing doesn't get.
Upper ceramics 5/21/14, Lower stainless 5/28/14
Double jaw surgery was 6/18/15. Estimated time Jan 2016; still on at my 2 year anniversary...

Braces removed 7/20/18; upper and lower Hawley and Essix retainers with bonded lower too.

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