Gum stimulators with a silicone tip and soft rubber tip 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.
A pocket of pus that forms due to a bacterial infection, often causing pain and swelling.
Use a soft baby toothbrush and water or fluoride-free toothpaste. Begin flossing when two teeth touch each other.
If your aligners become discolored or stained, consult with your orthodontist for guidance on cleaning or replacement.
An oral surgeon focuses on surgical treatments of the mouth and jaw, while a periodontist specializes in gum disease and the placement of dental implants.
They design and create dental prosthetics like crowns, bridges, dentures, and orthodontic appliances based on dentist’s specifications.
Yes, you can get porcelain veneers for a single tooth or a few teeth, depending on your specific needs and goals.