Though calorie-free, the acid in diet soda can erode tooth enamel, making teeth more susceptible to cavities.
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.
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.
Early detection increases the chances of successful treatment. Regular screenings can catch signs of oral cancer before it progresses.
Using dental bonding, veneers, crowns, or if severe, root canal therapy.
They restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape by filling the cavity after removing the decayed portion.
This can be due to metal underneath a porcelain crown, or staining at the margin of the crown.
Invisalign aligners can often be worn with dental crowns or bridges, but it’s important to discuss your specific case with your orthodontist.