Mild teeth wear occurs over a period of time as a part of the natural process, but when we notice excessive Teeth wear occurring it needs to be prevented. Teeth wear can be due to attrition from teeth grinding, abrasion from hard brushing or erosion from the teeth being present in a highly acidic environment. If worn teeth are left untreated they can lead to poor appearance cosmetically and develop functional issues over time.
Bruxism or teeth grinding is a common cause of worn teeth. Teeth wear seen on the biting surfaces are usually more pronounced in patients who have a misaligned teeth and bite.
Brushing hard or using a hard bristled toothbrush and following an improper brushing method can damage teeth and cause receding gums.
Consumption of large quantities of acidic drinks like lime juice, energy drinks with high sugar and soft drinks can cause teeth wear. Reflux from stomach acids and use of recreational drugs can also erode teeth overtime.
Our team would like to know the reason for your teeth wear and tailor treatment best suited to your situation. This may include adopting a proper brushing method, changing the type of drinks or diet causing the teeth wear, wearing a night guard, straightening teeth with Invisalign, planning restorations for worn teeth with composite fillings and using crowns or porcelain veneers.
Book an appointment online with our friendly team at The Dental Retreat to discuss treatment options.