Dental tape with a silicone coating, textured surface, waxed finish, fluoride coating, and floss picks 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.
Practice good oral hygiene, consider dental procedures like scaling and root planing, surgical grafts, or using specifically designed toothbrushes or toothpaste.
Yes, a soft-bristle toothbrush is suitable for cleaning your aligners, but be gentle to avoid scratching them.
You can consume flavored coconut milk with added electrolytes, potassium, and fiber with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any added sugars and maintain good oral hygiene.
Maintain good oral hygiene, have regular dental check-ups, avoid tobacco, and maintain a balanced diet.
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.
An advanced stage of gum disease affecting the bone and tissues supporting teeth. It can lead to tooth loss if not treated.