Gum stimulators with a silicone tip, soft rubber tip, textured tip, and massaging 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.
Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, brushing too hard, or using a toothbrush with hard bristles. If it persists, see a dentist.
Reasons include severe decay, infection, crowding, gum disease, or if it’s damaged beyond repair.
Dental implants are made from biocompatible materials like titanium, reducing the risk of rejection. Implant rejection is extremely rare, but proper care and oral hygiene are essential to ensure implant success.
You can consume tea or coffee with porcelain veneers, but it’s advisable to rinse your mouth or brush your teeth afterward to prevent staining.
Invisalign aligners can often be worn with dental splints or nightguards for bruxism, but consult with your orthodontist for personalized guidance.
They apply consistent pressure on teeth over time, shifting them to desired positions. They correct misalignment, spacing, and bite issues.