Using a nail file or emery board is not recommended, as it may damage the aligners. Consult with your orthodontist for any necessary adjustments.
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.
With good oral hygiene practices like brushing, flossing, regular dental check-ups, and avoiding hard or sticky foods.
Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to manage any discomfort, but it’s essential to follow the recommended dosage and consult with your orthodontist.
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.
Hormonal changes can increase the risk of gum disease, pregnancy tumors, and tooth erosion due to morning sickness.
You can consume herbal tea with added antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, probiotics, collagen, electrolytes, and herbal extracts with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any staining potential and maintain good oral hygiene.
Use fluoride toothpaste, reduce acidic foods/drinks, chew sugar-free gum with xylitol, consume dairy or calcium-rich foods, and avoid excessive brushing.