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How can i make sure my teeth don't have stains on them once i get my braces off? i drink a lot of coffee

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Stains: Coffee stains can be removed easily by your dentist so this is not a problem. What is a problem is having foods and liquids high in refined sugars and acids. Brush and floss and at least rinse out after meals and snacks. Ask your own Orthodontist to monitor your home care.

Answered 11/21/2018

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Easy & predictable: The best way to prevent stains after your orthodontic treatment is perfect brushing and flossing, choosing tooth-healthy foods and beverages and using a fluoride toothpaste.

Answered 11/21/2018

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Stains cars scars: if your teeth have food pigment induced stains they will be polished away when your braces are removed. Scars (damage to the tooth enamel), however, is pretty much permanent. See your Dentist at least 2x/year for cleaning. Brush thoroughly 2x/day for 2full minutes by the clock. Use fluoridated toothpaste & mouth wash. Floss or Water Pik daily. Avoid acidic foods.

Answered 11/21/2018

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Dr. Robert Mokbel answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Reduce colored food: Proper hygiene and regular dental visits are a must. In my office I recommend for the first 2 weeks after whitening, eliminating acid colored drinks and food, such as red wine, dark sodas, red meats, soy sauce, red sauce etc... nothing that could stain your teeth. After 2 weeks, all in moderation and use a whitening tooth paste with fluoride.

Answered 11/24/2018

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