Minor gaps or spaces between aligners and teeth are normal and often close as treatment progresses. Consult with your orthodontist if you have concerns.
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.
Rinse with warm salt water, avoid spicy or acidic foods, apply a topical oral gel, and consult a dentist for persistent pain.
Practice good oral hygiene, avoid aggressive brushing, treat gum disease early, and consider surgical grafts or other dental procedures.
You can consume coconut water with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of its sugar content and maintain good oral hygiene.
Sugar-free gum can be beneficial as it helps stimulate saliva production, which neutralizes acids and aids in remineralizing tooth enamel.
Depending on the procedure, it’s often recommended to wait 24-48 hours before engaging in strenuous activity to allow for proper healing.
Over time, fillings can wear down, chip, crack, or fall out, or decay might form around them.