Aging can increase risks of gum disease, tooth loss, dry mouth, oral cancer, and wear of tooth surfaces.
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.
Frequent exposure to sugar increases the risk of cavities as bacteria in the mouth convert sugars to acid, which can erode enamel.
Causes include biting on hard objects, trauma, cavities that weaken the tooth, large old fillings, or habits like grinding.
Oral bacteria feed on sugars, producing acid that erodes enamel, leading to cavities.
They include cavities, gum disease, impacted teeth, infections, fractures, temporomandibular joint disorders, ulcers, or other oral sores.
Prevention is the most important part of managing tooth abrasion.
Choose a low abrasion toothpaste as some toothpastes play a significant role in causing tooth abrasion. The RDA value [Relative Dentin Abrasivity] ranges from 0-250. RDA values of 150-250 are considered the harmful.
Use a soft toothbrush and a correct brushing technique using moderate force.
You can consume herbal kombucha with added probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of its acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.