Stay calm, contact your dentist immediately, and follow any provided instructions. For knocked-out teeth, try to reinsert it or keep it moist.
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.
You can consume herbal kombucha with added probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of its acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.
Some people may experience increased saliva production initially, but it typically subsides as you get used to wearing the aligners.
Maintain good oral hygiene, drink water, avoid tobacco and certain foods, chew sugar-free gum, and consider mouthwash or professional dental cleanings.
Full dentures replace all teeth, while partial dentures replace some missing teeth when some natural teeth remain.
Sugar-free gum can actually be beneficial because it stimulates saliva production, which helps neutralize acids. However, gum with sugar can contribute to cavities.