It aids in cleaning teeth, removing plaque, freshening breath, delivering fluoride, and preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
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.
To protect the teeth, lips, cheeks, and tongue from injury during physical activities.
Treatments include bonding, crowns, veneers, root canals, or extraction, depending on the severity.
Invisalign aligners can often be worn with dental splints or nightguards for bruxism, but consult with your orthodontist for personalized guidance.
Brush gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush, floss daily, use therapeutic mouthwash, avoid tobacco, and see a dentist for regular check-ups.
A mouthguard for teeth grinding can often be used with Invisalign aligners, but discuss your specific case with your orthodontist.
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.