Aligner removal tools can be helpful for taking out aligners, but it’s essential to use them gently to avoid damaging the aligners.
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 fixed prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth by anchoring to adjacent natural teeth, often made of porcelain or ceramic.
Clean them daily using a soft denture brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner, not toothpaste. Also, keep them moist when not in use.
Certain foods and drinks, like strongly colored beverages or curry, can potentially stain aligners. It’s best to remove them when consuming such items.
It neutralizes acids, aids in digestion, cleanses the mouth, and contains enzymes and minerals that protect tooth enamel.
Avoid aggressive brushing, treat gum disease promptly, avoid tobacco, use a soft toothbrush, and see a dentist regularly.
Yes, with precautions. Inform your dentist about the pregnancy, and routine dental care is generally safe during the second trimester.