Eating spicy foods with Invisalign aligners is generally acceptable, but be sure to rinse your aligners thoroughly after eating.
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.
Chewing ice with porcelain veneers is not recommended, as it can potentially damage or weaken the veneers.
Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush, avoid aggressive brushing, treat gum disease, avoid tobacco, and see a dentist for regular check-ups.
Dental picks with a silicone tip can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
While porcelain veneers are durable, it’s advisable to avoid biting into very hard or crunchy foods to prevent potential damage.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. A disorder in this joint can lead to pain or limited movement in the jaw.
Inlays and onlays are fillings made outside of the mouth, usually from porcelain, and then bonded to the damaged tooth.