Why are your teeth worn?

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If you have ever seen a person with smaller or bad-looking teeth, do not think that their teeth have always been this way, and that is because of the passage of time and the poor care of them, we can have worn teeth.

If you want to know more about worn teeth, the causes of their appearance and treatments to remedy them, do not hesitate to continue reading the following article.

Before we start talking in depth, we will know in detail what are worn teeth.

What are worn teeth?

If we see small fractures in the teeth, small fractures or are smaller than usual, that meansthose teeth are worn.

Usually, worn teeth are usually seen in older people as this problem appears over time. Although there is also the small possibility that it appears in children who have never gone to a dentist.

Why can worn teeth appear?

Here are some of the reasons why we can have our teeth worn:

Bruxism: Bruxism is a disorder in which you involuntarily clench or grind your teeth, especially at night while you sleep. Constant friction can wear and tear teeth. Bruxism is the main cause of worn teeth.

Consumption of acidic foods and beverages: Frequent consumption of acidic foods and beverages, such as soft drinks, citrus and vinegars, can wear down tooth enamel over time.

Poor diet:An unbalanced diet can cause teeth to weaken and become more prone to wear and tear. That is why we must take care of our food since we are small.

Diseases: Some diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, can cause acid reflux into the mouth, which can damage tooth enamel and cause wear and tear.

Oral habits:Biting your nails, chewing pencils or pens, smoking, and other habits can wear down your teeth over time.
Aging:With age, teeth can wear out naturally due to daily use.

What signs can we see in our teeth to detect this problem?

If we notice any of these problems in our mouth, it is likely that we are suffering from worn teeth:

  • Due to the weakening of the enamel, the dentin becomes much more exposed so we can see our teeth more yellow.
  • Edges of our teeth in the form of a saw.
  • Dental sensitivity will also indicate that our teeth are worn, this will vary depending on the degree of wear we have.
  • Loss of original tooth length.

Treatments for worn out teeth

Here are some of the treatments to remedy worn teeth:

Discharge splints:If dental wear is caused by bruxism, a discharge splint is a common solution. The splint is a kind of dental protector that is placed over the teeth at night to prevent further wear.

Dental restorations:When worn teeth are affecting functionality or aesthetics, different types of dental restorations, such as crowns or dental veneers, can be used to rebuild and protect teeth.

Disease treatment:If dental wear is caused by an underlying disease, such as acid reflux, treatment of the disease may help prevent further dental wear.

Lifestyle changes: If dental wear is caused by oral habits or poor diet, making lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or eating healthier foods, can help prevent more dental wear.

Dental reconstruction:In severe cases of dental wear, dental reconstruction may be necessary. This involves restoring teeth with materials such as dental resin or ceramics.

How can we help you from Gross Dentists?

In our dental clinic in Malaga, we have the best professionals who will help you to remedy your worn teeth. Thanks to our long experience in the sector, we can offer multiple services to our patients.

If you want more information about the treatment we can offer for your worn teeth or other type of treatment, do not hesitate to contact us.

Ortodoncista Dra. Concha Gross de Bethencourt

Ortodoncista especializada en el sistema de ortodoncia invisible, extensa trayectoria profesional y un gran número de pacientes satisfechos con los resultados obtenidos tras la finalización de su tratamiento.

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