It strengthens tooth enamel, reduces the risk of decay, can reverse early decay, and supports healthy tooth development in children.
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.
Porcelain veneers can effectively address small divots or pits on teeth, creating a smoother and more attractive surface.
Abrasion most commonly occurs as a shiny V shaped groove at the gum line of the teeth contributing to a notching appearance.
Abrasion associated with a destructive diet will cause a flattening appearance of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.
Dental products come in a wide range of abrasiveness. Because exposure to abrasive toothpastes occurs on a daily basis, it is important to select products that will minimize the abrasive risk to your teeth.
Dentists use x-rays, probes, and clinical examinations to detect cavities. Regular check-ups are crucial for early detection.
Possible causes include cavities, gum recession, tooth grinding, worn fillings, fractured teeth, or exposed roots.
Maintain oral hygiene, eat a balanced diet, avoid frequent snacking on sugary foods/drinks, use fluoride toothpaste, and have regular dental check-ups.
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks and reducing the risk of cavities.