It’s best to avoid smoking while wearing Invisalign aligners, as it can stain and damage the aligners. Smoking is also harmful to your oral health.
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.
Prevention is the most important part of managing tooth abrasion.
Choose a low abrasion toothpaste as some toothpastes play a significant role in causing tooth abrasion. The RDA value [Relative Dentin Abrasivity] ranges from 0-250. RDA values of 150-250 are considered the harmful.
Use a soft toothbrush and a correct brushing technique using moderate force.
Begin oral care early, avoid sugary drinks, use fluoride toothpaste, ensure regular dental visits, and provide a balanced diet.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution and should not become loose or fall out when properly cared for. Regular dental check-ups and maintenance are essential to ensure their longevity.
A properly-fitted mouthguard is the best way to protect against dental injuries during physical activities.
You can consume clear sodas with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of their acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.
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.