Interdental brushes with a silicone coating and textured surface 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.
Silver fillings (amalgam) are more durable but noticeable. White fillings (composite) blend with the tooth color but might be less durable in large cavities.
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars, thus preventing cavities.
While not a substitute for brushing and flossing, mouthwash can provide additional protection against cavities and gum disease, depending on the ingredients.
It’s the process of baby teeth (primary teeth) emerging through the gums. It can cause discomfort and fussiness.
Your dentist will help you choose the right shade of veneers to match your natural teeth and enhance your overall smile.
A filling restores a tooth damaged by decay, while bonding repairs chipped or cracked teeth using a tooth-colored composite resin.