It can damage the tooth enamel, cause misalignment of front teeth, and introduce bacteria into the mouth.
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.
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.
It depends on individual health needs. For some, every 6 months is recommended, while others might only need them every few years.
They expose patients to less radiation than traditional X-rays and are faster and more comfortable.
Yes, dental implants allow you to eat and drink normally, as they provide stable and functional tooth replacements. However, it’s essential to avoid extremely hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage the implant or restoration.
It strengthens tooth enamel, reduces the risk of decay, can reverse early decay, and supports healthy tooth development in children.
Interdental brushes with a silicone coating can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.