Causes include poor oral hygiene, certain foods, dry mouth, smoking, dental issues, or systemic diseases like diabetes or gastrointestinal disorders.
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.
Interdental brushes can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Sensitivity, gum irritation, uneven whiteness, or, if overdone, enamel damage.
You can clean your Invisalign aligners by gently brushing them with a soft toothbrush and lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, as it can distort the aligners.
Regular dental cleanings and check-ups are essential during Invisalign treatment to maintain your overall oral health.
A temporary restoration is often placed on the dental implant during the healing period to maintain aesthetics and function. It is replaced with a permanent restoration once the implant has fully integrated with the bone.
While light physical activities are usually permitted after dental implant surgery, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting during the initial healing period. Follow your dentist’s guidance for a safe recovery.