Interdental brushes with a silicone coating 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.
Aligner chewies can be used to help seat aligners correctly and ensure a snug fit. Your orthodontist may provide them as part of your treatment.
Dental x-rays use very low radiation levels and are considered safe. They’re essential for diagnosing certain dental conditions not visible to the naked eye.
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.
While there are no strict dietary restrictions with dental implants, it’s wise to avoid very hard or sticky foods that could put excessive pressure on the implants or damage the restoration.
Porcelain veneers are best suited for minor to moderate misalignment issues. Severe cases may require orthodontic treatment for the best results.
You can consume clear sodas with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of their acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.