Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, brushing too hard, or using a toothbrush with hard bristles. If it persists, see a dentist.
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, porcelain veneers can be used to make rotated teeth appear more aligned and aesthetically pleasing.
Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene, fluoride treatments, a balanced diet, and avoiding frequent sugary snacks can help.
Yes, with precautions. Inform your dentist about the pregnancy, and routine dental care is generally safe during the second trimester.
Yes, it’s a good practice to replace your toothbrush after an illness to prevent re-infection.
Symptoms include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, or pain while chewing.
Mouthwash with alcohol is generally not recommended with aligners in place, as it can affect the aligners and oral tissues.