Teeth can appear translucent when the enamel wears away, often due to acid erosion or bruxism.
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.
Playing wind instruments with Invisalign aligners may require an adjustment period, but it’s generally possible to do so comfortably.
Porcelain veneers can be customized to achieve the desired level of whiteness and natural appearance. Your input and preferences are considered during the design process.
Mouthwash with alcohol is generally not recommended with aligners in place, as it can affect the aligners and oral tissues.
You can consume herbal tea with added antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, probiotics, collagen, electrolytes, herbal extracts, MCT oil, and melatonin with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any staining potential and maintain good oral hygiene.
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.
A soft rubber tip can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.