You can consume herbal tea with added collagen, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber with porcelain veneers, but be mindful of any staining potential and maintain good oral hygiene.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, brushing too hard, or using a toothbrush with hard bristles. If it persists, see a dentist.
Invisalign aligners can often be worn with temporary dental crowns or fillings, but consult with your orthodontist for personalized advice.
Yes, gum disease might increase the risk of clogged arteries and heart disease, and worsen existing heart conditions.
Porcelain veneers may provide some insulation against tooth sensitivity, but their primary purpose is cosmetic.
Water flossers can be used as part of your oral hygiene routine, but remove your aligners before using them to ensure thorough cleaning.
Both can be effective if used correctly. Electric brushes might be easier for those with limited mobility and might encourage longer brushing.