Use desensitizing toothpaste, avoid acidic foods, practice good oral hygiene, wear a mouthguard if grinding, and consult a dentist for specific treatments.
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.
A properly-fitted mouthguard is the best way to protect against dental injuries during physical activities.
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. If not removed regularly, it can lead to cavities and gum disease.
You can consume herbal infusions with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any staining potential and maintain good oral hygiene.
A bridge replaces missing teeth by anchoring to adjacent teeth, while an implant replaces a tooth root and requires a crown on top.
You can use a water flosser with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, brushing too hard, or using a toothbrush with hard bristles. If it persists, see a dentist.