Reasons include severe decay, infection, crowding, gum disease, or if it’s damaged beyond repair.
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.
Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria. If not removed, it hardens into tartar, a hard deposit that requires professional cleaning to remove.
Dental picks with a silicone tip can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Dental tape with a silicone coating can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Dental wax can be applied to smooth out rough aligner edges and reduce irritation on your cheeks or lips.
Using mouthwash or breath fresheners is acceptable, but it’s essential to rinse thoroughly and ensure the aligners remain clean.
A proxabrush with a silicone coating, textured surface, flexible neck, tapered bristles, fluoride coating, angled neck, and extended handle can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.