You can remove your aligners temporarily for special occasions, but try to wear them for the recommended hours each day to stay on track with your treatment.
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.
They aid in chewing (mastication), speech, and facial appearance. Different types have specialized functions, like cutting or grinding food.
Rinse with warm salt water, use a cold compress, take over-the-counter pain relievers, and avoid certain foods. However, see a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.
Make it fun, use flavored toothpaste, get a fun toothbrush, set a routine, brush together, and reward good behavior.
You can consume herbal kombucha with added probiotics and antioxidants with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of its acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.
Professional treatments provide faster results than at-home kits. Sensitivity is common post-treatment. Not all discolorations can be bleached effectively.
Causes include cavities, gum infections, grinding teeth, abscesses, and damaged fillings or dental work.