Wearing of teeth occurs overtime as a part of the normal process, but when we see excessive wear occurring it can often be prevented. It can be Attrition from grinding teeth, Abrasion from hard brushing or Erosion from teeth being present in a highly acidic environment. If left untreated it can lead to cosmetic and functional issues over time.
Bruxism or teeth grinding is a common cause of teeth wear, especially seen on the biting surfaces and is usually noticed more in patients who have a misaligned teeth and bite.
Brushing hard or using a hard bristled brush and following an improper brushing method can cause damage to teeth and cause receding gums.
Consumption of large quantity of acidic drinks often like lime juices, energy drinks with high sugar and colas. Reflux from stomach acids and use of recreational drugs can cause eroded teeth overtime.
Our team would like to know the reason for your teeth wear and tailor treatment for your need. This may include adopting proper brushing method, changing the type of drinks or diet causing the teeth wear, wearing a night guard, straightening teeth and planning restorations for worn teeth with composite fillings, crowns or porcelain veneers.