Sugar-free gum can actually be beneficial because it stimulates saliva production, which helps neutralize acids. However, gum with sugar can contribute 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.
Invisalign aligners can often be worn with a removable mouthguard for sports, but consult with your orthodontist for personalized advice.
Factors include aggressive brushing, gum disease, genetics, teeth grinding, tobacco use, and misaligned teeth.
To cover, strengthen, and restore the shape of a damaged or decayed tooth, or improve its appearance.
They focus on preventive oral care, clean teeth, examine for oral diseases, and educate on oral hygiene.
Using whitening toothpaste with attachments in place is acceptable, but be sure to clean your aligners regularly to prevent staining.
They remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing miss, and help prevent cavities and gum disease.