It can lead to gum recession, dry mouth, tooth wear, reduced taste, and increased risk of conditions like oral cancer or gum disease.
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.
Rinse after use, store upright, allow it to air-dry, and avoid closed containers which can promote microbial growth.
You can consume fruit juices with porcelain veneers, but be mindful of their acidic content and maintain good oral hygiene to prevent enamel erosion.
Yes, some medications can cause dry mouth, gum swelling, or discoloration. Always inform your dentist about any medications you’re taking.
You should avoid using mouthwash with your aligners in place, as some mouthwashes may contain ingredients that can damage or discolor them.
You can consume iced coffee with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of its potential to stain natural teeth and veneers.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to improve the size and proportion of a tooth, enhancing its overall aesthetics.