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A 16-year-old female asked:

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

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
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.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
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.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
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.
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
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.
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Last updated Nov 24, 2018

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