They can influence susceptibility to gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and even the alignment of teeth.
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.
Yes, it can lead to tooth wear, breakage, TMJ disorders, and muscle discomfort.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the size and shape of a tooth, creating a more balanced and harmonious smile.
When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or damaged, it can cause pain and swelling. A root canal removes this pulp to preserve the tooth.
Both can be effective if used correctly. Electric brushes might be easier for those with limited mobility and might encourage longer brushing.
Ideally, a child’s first dental visit should be by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth appears.
Extended pacifier use can affect tooth alignment or jaw growth. It’s recommended to wean children off pacifiers by age two or three.