Protective plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth, preventing food and bacteria from getting trapped and causing 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.
Prevention is the most important part of managing tooth abrasion.
Choose a low abrasion toothpaste as some toothpastes play a significant role in causing tooth abrasion. The RDA value [Relative Dentin Abrasivity] ranges from 0-250. RDA values of 150-250 are considered the harmful.
Use a soft toothbrush and a correct brushing technique using moderate force.
It supplies nutrients to the tooth, contains nerves that sense temperature and pain, and provides a defense against bacteria.
Rinse mouth, floss to remove debris, take over-the-counter pain relievers, avoid temperature extremes, and see a dentist as soon as possible.
There are no specific dietary restrictions with porcelain veneers. However, it’s advisable to avoid biting into very hard objects to prevent damage.
It removes the day’s buildup of plaque and bacteria, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
Maintain oral hygiene, use fluoride toothpaste, limit sugary and acidic foods, drink water, and see a dentist regularly.