Orthodontic wax can be applied to sharp attachments for added comfort. Consult with your orthodontist for guidance.
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.
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.
Avoid tobacco, limit alcohol, eat a balanced diet, protect lips from the sun, and have regular dental check-ups for early detection.
Endodontic treatments, like root canals, treat the inside of the tooth when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected.
This article shares 5 things you should do to prepare for tooth extraction and breaks down 8 things you need to know about tooth extraction aftercare.
Common reasons include gingivitis, poor oral hygiene, brushing too hard, pregnancy, or certain medications.
Extended pacifier use can affect tooth alignment or jaw growth. It’s recommended to wean children off pacifiers by age two or three.