An electric toothbrush can be used with attachments in place, but use it gently to avoid damaging the aligners or attachments.
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.
To detect and treat dental issues early, prevent oral diseases, maintain oral health, and provide education on oral care.
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, porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the symmetry and appearance of a tooth with an asymmetrical shape.
They remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing miss, and help prevent cavities and gum disease.
Porcelain veneers can effectively mask the appearance of tooth abrasion, creating a smoother and more attractive tooth surface.
Some might not have permanent successors, leading to retained baby teeth. Genetics, space issues, and impaction can be reasons.