Wanna see something gross? Does anyone above the age of 7 say yes to that question?
Here are my aligners after a few days of wear:
Here is what they should look like (fresh and so clean clean):
This does not always happen, I swear. And, I am religious about cleaning my teeth and aligners after every meal and coffee. So, what happened here? I’ll tell you exactly what the culprit was. My new snack:
You know how Cheetos stain your fingers? Think about what they do to your teeth. Looking at the ingredients list of this cereal, the coloring agents are caramel extract and tumeric extract, which is bright yellow and deeply staining; if you’ve ever cooked Indian food, you know what I’m talking about.
Gross, but not quite enough to deter me from finishing this box o’ goodness. 🙂
The take-way: things stain your aligners, even when your aligners are taken out AND you’ve brushed your teeth.