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At Manor Lodge Dental Practice, we can help patients living with tooth wear find their smile again with a variety of treatments and approaches.

What is tooth wear?

Tooth wear is a common dental problem, and can happen naturally as we age. Over time, teeth can become darker with yellow stains, and even change shape – often they appear squarer or simply worn down.

What causes tooth wear?

Lifestyle factors can have a great effect on tooth wear, but the simple fact is that getting older can lead to worn down teeth. While the types of food and drink we consume, and whether or not we smoke can impact our teeth, there are three main types of tooth wear:

  • Abrasion: teeth can become worn down as a result of something pressing too hard on the tooth or teeth. This is usually a result of overly vigorous toothbrushing but can also be caused by lip or tongue piercings, as well as chewing pens or toothpicks for long periods of time.
  • Erosion: erosion happens as a result of chemical contact with the tooth. This is usually a result of high rates of fizzy drink or fruit juice intake. It can also be caused by acids that occur naturally in the body, and is common in patients with acid reflux or an eating disorder.
  • Attrition: this is the most common cause of tooth wear in patients, and is most often caused by teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, and chewing – especially among patients whose teeth do not bite together properly.

What treatment is available for tooth wear?

Depending on the level of the tooth wear present, we have a variety of different ways in which we can treat patients with tooth wear. These range from preventive measures to restoration and replacement. Some patients may need a crown or filling to help restore a tooth or teeth that have been affected by tooth wear, while others may simply be able to manage their tooth wear through better brushing techniques and lifestyle changes. In severe cases, we may suggest a nightguard to help protect the teeth from grinding overnight, or even a dental bridge or implant.

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