Water picks or water flossers can be used to clean between your teeth, but remove your aligners before using them for effective cleaning.
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.
Maintain good oral hygiene, rinse with warm salt water, use over-the-counter mouthwashes, and consider anti-inflammatory medications. Consult a dentist for persistent inflammation.
It provides essential nutrients for gum health and tooth repair, and a poor diet can increase the risk of gum disease or tooth decay.
Depending on the procedure, it’s often recommended to wait 24-48 hours before engaging in strenuous activity to allow for proper healing.
Yes, you can get porcelain veneers for a single tooth or a few teeth, depending on your specific needs and goals.
A dental irrigator can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
They specialize in the oral health of children from infancy through adolescence and are trained to handle the unique dental challenges children face.