Night guards are protective devices worn at night to prevent teeth grinding or clenching.
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.
It can damage the tooth enamel, cause misalignment of front teeth, and introduce bacteria into the mouth.
You can consume herbal kombucha with added probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and collagen with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of its acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.
You can wear lipstick or lip balm with Invisalign aligners, but be sure to apply them after inserting the aligners to prevent transfer.
Practice good oral hygiene, consider dental procedures like scaling and root planing, surgical grafts, or using specifically designed toothbrushes or toothpaste.
A mouthguard for teeth grinding can often be used with Invisalign aligners, but discuss your specific case with your orthodontist.
Use desensitizing toothpaste, avoid acidic foods, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and consult a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.