Certain foods and drinks, like strongly colored beverages or curry, can potentially stain aligners. It’s best to remove them when consuming such items.
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.
Plaque is a soft, sticky film containing millions of bacteria. It’s the main cause of cavities and gum disease.
Depending on the severity, treatments include bonding, veneers, crowns, or root canal. Consult a dentist for the best approach.
They replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues, providing function and aesthetics. They can be full (complete) or partial, depending on the number of missing teeth.
Saliva production decreases during sleep, making the mouth more vulnerable to bacterial growth and acid attacks.
It’s a painful condition that can occur after a tooth extraction when a blood clot doesn’t form or is lost, exposing the bone.
Tobacco can cause bad breath, stained teeth, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer.