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Tooth Wear Management Applecross

The tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the body, even harder than bone. It is meant to withstand a lifetime of biting and chewing forces. However, various forms of tooth wear can occur over time.

Tooth wear is a common dental problem and has several causes, which are often seen altogether.

Understanding Tooth Enamel Erosion, Attrition, and Abrasion

Erosion is the loss of the enamel that protects the outer tooth surface, and when it wears away, it can lead to tooth sensitivity, pain and discomfort.

Attrition caused by clenching and grinding, often during sleep, can result in teeth becoming shorter and sharper at the edges.

Abrasion from harsh toothbrushing or eating coarse foods will also result in losing the outer protective enamel layer.

Dental Problems Associated with Tooth Wear

tooth wear management applecross

People with worn teeth may experience the following problems:

  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Jaw, neck, and back pain
  • Frequent headaches
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Receding gums
  • Tooth decay
  • Yellow teeth
  • Difficulty chewing and biting

Tooth Wear Management in Applecross

If you suspect that you have tooth wear or any other oral health problem, give us a call.

Even if you don’t have any dental problems, you must visit your dentist for an oral health exam and cleaning every 6 months. Give us a call to request an appointment today — simply contact us online or call (08) 9316 0555.

We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is tooth wear?

Tooth wear is the loss of tooth structure that can make your teeth appear shorter or less even than they used to be

Can worn teeth cause cavities?

Yes. Worn teeth can lead to cavities and more damage because tooth enamel has been removed. Without this protection, your tooth is at high risk of plaque and bacteria that can cause cavities. Routine dental cleanings are not enough to keep cavities from worn teeth.

Can you fix worn teeth?

If you are looking to fix worn teeth, the best option is to treat them with crowns or bonds. They are the most common and best aesthetic choice

Can enamel regrow?

Tooth enamel will not regrow once it erodes. Once the tooth enamel has been damaged, it must be repaired since it cannot repair itself naturally.

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