As a teenager, my teeth weren't the greatest, when I was at high school I always lacked confidence and hated my teeth! I had a gap at one side, overlap on another side, and they weren't the whitest either. This was one of the biggest if not thee biggest thing I wanted to change about myself.
When I got composite bonding
1 year ago I was introduced to Invisalign, and after a lot and I mean A LOT of research I finally took the leap and went through with it, and at the end of my Invisalign I got composite bonding. I was genuinely so happy with the results I felt like a new woman and was way more confident, and I do wish that I had done this way earlier in life!
The yellow staining
A few months after the bonding was done, I noticed that some stains had came around the edges of the bonding, this was so annoying, it was like yellowing and looked dirty and I began to get a bit self-conscious about this. I wasn't sure what to do, I didn't want to damage the bonding or my teeth.
A long, stressful week
After a very stressful few weeks, and after a lot of Googling and self diagnosing (which I do not recommend), I realised that what I should do is contact the dentist who done this, but I was super embarrassed and didn't want to come across as annoying either, but I had to do it, it was eating me up inside. I got on the phone the next day and booked an appointment with my dentist.
The mini meltdown
So, after a long chat with my dentist and a mini-meltdown, we decided on a plan to fix the issue. We looked first at the best ways to prevent stains on composite bonding to stop any further staining happening. So I had to avoid certain foods and drinks that are known to cause staining, things like coffee, tea, red wine, and curries :(
The advice that worked
So as hard as it was, I prioritised my smile and started to try and avoid these types of foods and drinks (as much as I could), I also made sure to maintain good hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly.
Obviously staying away from these foods and drinks would hopefully prevent further stains, but I knew it more than likely wouldn't reverse them, and after my dentist had a word around the practice for the best toothpaste to help get rid of the stains, he was advised to recommend me Venneir toothpaste.
The life-saving toothpaste
I started using the Venneir toothpaste twice a day, to try and remove the stains from my composite bonding. After about 2 weeks of using it, I did notice a huge difference with the stains. The stains had started to more or less fade, and my teeth looked brighter and whiter again. I was buzzing with the results and continued to use Venneir's toothpaste in my daily routine.
So the bottom line is, and what I suggest is, if you're thinking about getting composite bonding or you have composite bonding, do your best to stay away from foods and drinks that can stain, maintaining good hygiene habits, and definitely consider using a toothpaste like Venneir to prevent those stains!