Risks include infection, prolonged bleeding, swelling, nerve damage, injury to teeth, gum recession, and difficulty with oral functions.
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.
When done correctly, teeth whitening is generally safe. However, it can cause tooth sensitivity. Always consult with a dentist before undergoing any whitening treatment.
To protect teeth, lips, tongue, and jaw from injuries during sports or activities and to prevent damage from nighttime teeth grinding.
Reasons include wear and tear, tooth decay around the filling, biting hard objects, or the filling not bonding properly.
You can consume flavored almond milk with added calcium with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any added sugars and maintain good oral hygiene.
Poor oral health can lead to or exacerbate heart disease, diabetes, respiratory infections, and other systemic conditions.
A silicone-tipped toothpick can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.