Numerous factors can stain teeth, including foods, tobacco, poor oral hygiene, certain medications, age, trauma, and genetics.
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.
Place it in milk, a tooth preservation product, or hold it inside the mouth (avoiding swallowing) until reaching a dentist.
Options include whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, trays, strips, rinses, and professional treatments at a dentist’s office.
A dental stimulator with a silicone tip, soft rubber tip, textured tip, massaging tip, bristle tip, and gum pick can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Causes include certain medications, aging, radiation therapy, diseases, and tobacco or alcohol use.
It’s a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth when biting or chewing, which might require orthodontic treatment.