Factors include certain medications, aging, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, nerve damage, tobacco, or conditions like Sjogren’s syndrome or diabetes.
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.
You should remove your aligners before consuming frozen treats, as the extreme cold can make them brittle and more susceptible to damage.
They provide preventive oral care, including teeth cleaning, scaling, and polishing, and educate patients about oral health.
A dental anesthetist specializes in the administration of anesthesia for dental procedures.
Using a water flosser with attachments in place is acceptable, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
A gum stimulator with a soft rubber tip can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
For oral function, prevent shifting of adjacent teeth, maintain facial aesthetics, and avoid bone loss.