Sugary or acidic foods/beverages can lead to cavities or enamel erosion. A balanced diet provides necessary nutrients for gum health and tooth repair.
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.
They serve as placeholders for permanent teeth. As permanent teeth grow beneath them, roots of baby teeth dissolve, leading to them loosening and falling out.
They aid in chewing (mastication), speech, and facial appearance. Different types have specialized functions, like cutting or grinding food.
While you can use whitening toothpaste, it’s essential to rinse your aligners thoroughly to prevent them from becoming discolored.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium, used to replace missing teeth. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the visible part of the tooth.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to create a more even and functional biting surface on a tooth, enhancing its appearance.
It can cause tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss, and increases the risk of oral cancer.