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The brackets that form your braces were cemented onto the faces of your teeth with a strong dental adhesive. This is designed to handle the daily rigors of chewing food and hold strong during routine adjustments.

The total number of adjustments Dr. William B. Hentosz will perform to fully correct your teeth will differ depending on the amount of realignment needed. As time goes on, dental stains may gradually start to develop on the faces of the teeth in your smile. If this happens, you probably won’t notice it until your braces are removed.

Taking some minor measure and making a few simple changes in your daily habits will go a long way toward averting the possibility of dental stains.

First, you’ll want to cut back on certain dark foods that cause staining. This includes dark berries and chocolate. If you like drinking dark beverages, such as coffee, tea, and dark soft drinks, try using a straw to decrease the amount of contact between the drink and your teeth.

Tobacco use can also be an important cause of dental stains. Even if you use tobacco on an occasional basis, you should strongly consider talking to your doctor about a cessation program.

If you had braces installed at William B. Hentosz, DDS, INC in Alhambra, California, and you have a question about dental stains, you can call 626-458-8898 to speak to a staff member.