Maintaining dental implants involves regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental check-ups and cleanings. It’s important to monitor the health of the implant and restoration over time.
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 do not typically require special precautions during dental procedures like x-rays. Inform your dentist of their presence for proper care.
Brush and floss regularly, avoid hard or sticky foods, wear mouthguards if needed, and see your orthodontist for regular adjustments.
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.
It can reduce plaque, fight bacteria, freshen breath, and, if it contains fluoride, protect against tooth decay.
Using dental floss, interdental brushes, or water flossers can effectively clean between teeth and under the gumline.
You can consume flavored oat milk with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any added sugars and maintain good oral hygiene.