It can stain the teeth and, if consumed frequently, can contribute to tooth decay due to its acidic nature.
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 dental stimulator with a silicone tip, soft rubber tip, and textured tip can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Discuss fears with your dentist, choose a low-stress appointment time, use relaxation techniques, or consider sedation dentistry options.
You can drink alcohol with porcelain veneers, but it’s essential to practice moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption can have adverse effects on oral health.
It can provide more consistent and efficient cleaning, reduce plaque and gingivitis more than manual brushing, and is often easier for people with dexterity issues.
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.
Fillings can break down over time, become loose, or further decay can form around them, necessitating replacement.