Brush and floss regularly, rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash, avoid tobacco, and consider professional cleanings.
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 use a water flosser for oral hygiene, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or damaged, it can cause pain and swelling. A root canal removes this pulp to preserve the tooth.
Factors include poor oral hygiene, certain foods, tobacco use, dry mouth, infections, systemic diseases, and some medications.
A balanced pH prevents the overgrowth of harmful bacteria, reduces the risk of cavities, and protects tooth enamel from erosion.
Porcelain veneers can effectively conceal minor tooth fractures or chips, restoring the appearance of the affected teeth.
Maintain oral hygiene, limit sugary snacks and drinks, use fluoride toothpaste, ensure a balanced diet, and have regular dental check-ups.