A 37-year-old member asked:
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can i have stains on my teeth from my braces? how can i prevent this?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If you had permanent stains prior to braces, they will still be there upon completion. Make sure that you keep dental hygiene visits while in treatment to minimize gum and teeth problems as hygiene is more complex with braces.
Answered on Apr 14, 2014

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