It increases the risk of gum disease, tooth loss, oral cancer, and leads to bad breath and tooth discoloration.
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.
To remove plaque and tartar, prevent cavities and gum disease, detect oral issues early, and maintain overall oral health.
Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to manage any discomfort, but it’s essential to follow the recommended dosage and consult with your orthodontist.
Wearing a mouth guard, reducing stress, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and addressing misaligned teeth can help.
Using special instruments in a process called scaling, during a professional dental cleaning.
You can consume clear sodas with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of their acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.
Hormonal changes can increase the risk of gum disease, pregnancy tumors, and tooth erosion due to morning sickness.