Drinking through a straw is generally acceptable, but be cautious to avoid dislodging the aligners or causing them to become stained.
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A low pH (acidic environment) can erode tooth enamel, leading to cavities and sensitivity.
While attachments are typically added to assist with tooth movement, you may want to avoid very sticky or hard foods to prevent damage to the aligners.
A soft toothpick can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
They can result from fluorosis, demineralization (often due to braces), or a developmental condition.
You can consume sparkling water with porcelain veneers, but be mindful of its acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.
Potential causes include cavities, gum disease, impacted teeth, infections, tooth fractures, or temporomandibular joint disorders.