Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease characterized by red, swollen gums that may bleed easily when brushed.
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.
Use desensitizing toothpaste, avoid acidic foods, practice good oral hygiene, wear a mouthguard if grinding, and consult a dentist for specific treatments.
Porcelain veneers can provide a more uniform and attractive appearance to teeth affected by enamel erosion.
To protect teeth, lips, tongue, and jaw from injuries during sports or activities and to prevent damage from nighttime teeth grinding.
If you have a dental emergency or injury, consult with your orthodontist for guidance on whether to continue wearing your aligners.
Maintain good oral hygiene, drink plenty of water, avoid tobacco and certain foods, chew sugar-free gum, and consider mouthwash or professional dental cleanings.
Poor oral health can lead to or exacerbate cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and other conditions due to the spread of infections.