Mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide is generally not recommended with aligners in place, as it may affect the aligners and the whitening process.
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 help seat your aligners comfortably, but if you experience persistent discomfort, consult with your orthodontist.
They consist of brackets (attached to teeth), archwires (that guide tooth movement), and bands or ties (that secure the wire to brackets).
This can be a sign of gum disease or inflammation. It’s crucial to maintain good oral hygiene and see a dentist.
Porcelain veneers can effectively create more even and balanced contact points between teeth, enhancing their overall appearance.
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.
You can consume flavored soy milk with added protein, fiber, omega-3, probiotics, prebiotics, and ashwagandha with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any added sugars and maintain good oral hygiene.