Hormonal changes can increase the risk of gum disease, pregnancy tumors, and tooth erosion due to morning sickness.
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 filling restores a tooth damaged by decay, while bonding repairs chipped or cracked teeth using a tooth-colored composite resin.
Through visual inspection, palpation, using specialized lights, or dyes, and if suspicious, a biopsy is taken for definitive diagnosis.
Mainly plaque buildup, but also factors like hormonal changes, medications, diseases, and certain habits (smoking).
Oral bacteria feed on sugars, producing acid that erodes enamel, leading to cavities.
Brush and floss, provide a full medical history, list medications, inform of any anxiety, and ask questions about your oral health.
It’s used to adhere crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and other dental restorations to teeth.