Using whitening toothpaste with attachments in place is acceptable, but be sure to clean your aligners regularly to prevent staining.
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.
They’re like traditional metal braces but use clear or tooth-colored brackets to be less noticeable.
Causes include certain medications, aging, radiation therapy, diseases, and tobacco or alcohol use.
Yes, a soft-bristle toothbrush is suitable for cleaning your aligners, but be gentle to avoid scratching them.
Factors include oral hygiene habits, diet, genetics, and the flow and composition of saliva.
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. If not removed regularly, it can lead to cavities and gum disease.
Porcelain veneers can effectively smooth out the texture of a tooth, making it appear more polished and refined.