Brush and floss regularly, have professional cleanings, eat a balanced diet, avoid tobacco, and manage conditions like diabetes.
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.
Practices to keep the mouth clean and free of disease, including brushing, flossing, mouthwash use, and regular dental check-ups.
They remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing miss, and help prevent cavities and gum disease.
Aligner chewies can be used to help seat aligners correctly and ensure a snug fit. Your orthodontist may provide them as part of your treatment.
Though calorie-free, the acid in diet soda can erode tooth enamel, making teeth more susceptible to cavities.
Evolutionarily, they might have helped our ancestors grind plant tissue. Now, with modern diets, they often don’t fit well in the mouth.
Invisalign aligners can often be worn with a dental splint or retainer, but consult with your orthodontist for personalized guidance.