You can wear lipstick or lip balm with Invisalign aligners, but be sure to apply them after inserting the aligners to prevent transfer.
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.
You can consume herbal tea with added antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, probiotics, and collagen with electrolytes with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any staining potential and maintain good oral hygiene.
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.
Wear a mouthguard, avoid chewing on hard objects, use helmets or face cages, and follow sport-specific safety guidelines.
They include cavities, gum disease, impacted teeth, infections, fractures, temporomandibular joint disorders, ulcers, or other oral sores.
Use fluoride toothpaste, reduce acidic foods/drinks, chew sugar-free gum with xylitol, consume dairy or calcium-rich foods, and avoid excessive brushing.
Yes, some medications can cause dry mouth, gum swelling, or discoloration. Always inform your dentist about any medications you’re taking.