Using a night guard, managing stress, and modifying lifestyle habits can help reduce or prevent teeth grinding.
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.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to close minor gaps between teeth, creating a more even and harmonious smile.
Maintain good oral hygiene, drink plenty of water, avoid tobacco and certain foods, chew sugar-free gum, and consider mouthwash or professional dental cleanings.
Brush and floss regularly, use a mouthwash designed for gum health, avoid tobacco, and have regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
In some cases, dental implants can be placed immediately after tooth extraction if the conditions are favorable. This approach is known as immediate implant placement and can streamline the treatment process.
Regular cleaning is preventive, focusing on the tooth’s surface. Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) treats gum disease by cleaning below the gumline.