Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration, dry mouth, increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.
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.
It supplies nutrients to the tooth, contains nerves that sense temperature and pain, and provides a defense against bacteria.
Symptoms include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, or pain while chewing.
Early intervention can guide jaw growth, correct harmful habits, lower the risk of trauma, and guide permanent teeth into a favorable position.
Invisalign aligners can often be worn with temporary dental crowns or fillings, but consult with your orthodontist for personalized advice.
These include cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, tooth sensitivity, and oral infections.
When plaque bacteria break down sugar, they produce acids that weaken tooth enamel, leading to decay and cavities.