Frequent exposure to sugar increases the risk of cavities as bacteria in the mouth convert sugars to acid, which can erode enamel.
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.
Reasons include wear and tear, tooth decay around the filling, biting hard objects, or the filling not bonding properly.
Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush, avoid aggressive brushing, treat gum disease, avoid tobacco, and see a dentist for regular check-ups.
It’s a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth when biting or chewing, which might require orthodontic treatment.
It’s best to remove Invisalign aligners before swimming in a pool, as pool chemicals may affect the aligners.
Typically every six months, but your dentist may recommend more or less frequent visits based on your oral health.
Contact your regular dentist, use online directories, call local dental societies, or visit dental schools or hospital emergency departments.