Using a water flosser with attachments in place is acceptable, 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.
A neutral or slightly alkaline pH can help neutralize acid, protect enamel, and reduce bacterial growth in the mouth.
Yes, dental implants can improve speech difficulties that result from missing teeth. They provide stable support for speech and articulation.
They strengthen tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay, and can help reverse early stages of decay.
Dental picks with a silicone tip and soft rubber tip can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Aligner chewies can help seat your aligners comfortably, but if you experience persistent discomfort, consult with your orthodontist.
Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria. If not removed, it hardens into tartar, a hard deposit that requires professional cleaning to remove.