A proxabrush with a silicone coating, textured surface, and flexible neck can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
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.
Yes, it can lead to tooth wear, breakage, TMJ disorders, and muscle discomfort.
Porcelain veneers can effectively conceal minor tooth fractures or chips, restoring the appearance of the affected teeth.
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.
Yes, with precautions. Inform your dentist about the pregnancy, and routine dental care is generally safe during the second trimester.
Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration, dry mouth, increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.
Use desensitizing toothpaste, avoid acidic foods, practice good oral hygiene, wear a mouthguard if grinding, and consult a dentist for specific treatments.