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Dental Stains Can Become an Issue with Braces

Your braces represent a serious investment in correcting the alignment of the teeth in your dentition. Each time Dr. Casey Warren tightens the orthodontic hardware it brings your teeth one small degree closer to their ideal alignment. The total number of adjustments required to fully correct your teeth will vary depending on the amount of realignment needed.

Dental stains from dark beverages, certain foods, and even occasional tobacco use can cause long term cosmetic complications. The brackets and other braces hardware essentially prevent the dark substances from direct contact with the underlying tooth enamel. However, your exposed tooth enamel will still be susceptible to dental stains.

When your braces are removed there could be a stark contrast between the underlying tooth enamel and the tooth enamel with dental stains. Taking some minor measure and making a few simple changes in your daily habits will go a long way toward preventing dental stains during the realignment process.

Food and Drinks to Avoid

It will be helpful to cut back on certain foods like dark berries and chocolate. If you like drinking dark beverages like coffee, tea, and dark soft drinks, you might want to try using a straw. This will reduce the amount of contact between the dark liquids and your teeth.

If you had braces installed at Dr. Casey Warren’s orthodontic clinic in Springville, Utah, and you are concerned about dental stains, you can call 801-489-7878 to speak to a staff member at Warren Orthodontics.

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