Factors include poor oral hygiene, certain foods, tobacco use, dry mouth, infections, systemic diseases, and some medications.
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.
Regular cleaning is preventive, focusing on the tooth’s surface. Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) treats gum disease by cleaning below the gumline.
You can use a gum stimulator with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to mask small stains or discolorations on teeth, creating a more attractive smile.
Rinse it thoroughly after use, store upright to air-dry, and don’t cover or store in closed containers.
They include cavities, gum disease, impacted teeth, infections, fractures, temporomandibular joint disorders, ulcers, or other oral sores.
Porcelain veneers can effectively conceal craze lines, providing a smoother and more appealing tooth surface.