Tooth grinding and clenching habits often occur durring sleep, habits such as chewing finger nails or chewing ends of a pen/pencil.
Acid erosion- This can be excessive amounts of acidity in your diet- fruit based beverages, fizzy drinks, alcohol consumption or from stomach acids as a result of health issues.
Abraction – is tooth wear visible on the sides of teeth near the gum line, seen as a notch or v shaped edge worn from the surface. Often caused by a combination of grinding, erosion and aggressive hard brushing techniques.
Tooth wear – weakens the structional integrity of the tooth, this results in the risk of tooth fracture, sensitivity and tooth decay.
Regular dental checkups will identify areas ofweaknesses, the rates of wear and carries. We can then formulate a treatment plan to restore and protect worn areas and advise on preventing further tooth wear.