Rinse with warm salt water, avoid spicy or acidic foods, apply a topical oral gel, and consult a dentist for persistent pain.
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.
If not removed, plaque hardens into tartar, causing gum inflammation (gingivitis). Without treatment, it can progress to periodontitis, affecting the bone.
A proxabrush with a silicone coating and textured surface can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Porcelain veneers can effectively conceal shallow grooves or pits on teeth, creating a smoother and more aesthetically pleasing surface.
You can consume clear sodas with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of their acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.
Gum stimulators with a silicone tip can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Diabetes can reduce the body’s resistance to infection, increasing the risk of gum disease. Good blood sugar control and oral hygiene can mitigate these effects.