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Tooth wear can also refer to loss of tooth substance by means other than dental caries or dental trauma. Common causes of erosion are acid reflux or incorrect brushing technique.
Many patients chronically clench or grind their teeth at night, a condition which is known as bruxism. Our jaw muscles are very powerful, and believe it or not, they can create a lot of pressure while you’re sleeping. Not only does this cause painful headaches, it can also cause excessive wear or fractures to your teeth.
The problem is, you may not even be aware that you suffer from bruxism because it happens while you’re asleep. Your bed partner may be able to hear you grinding your teeth; however, most patients are not aware of their condition. For this reason, it’s important to let our doctors know if you wake with headaches, sore teeth or tender jaw muscles. Dr. Park or Dr. Tammy can help determine if bruxism is the culprit. Fortunately, most of the damage or discomfort can be managed by the use of a custom nightguard. We can help!
Tooth Wear and Grinding
Tooth wear or grinding are very common conditions that occurs in approximately 97% of the population. The result of these problems cause loss of tooth structure or tooth strength. Although these physiological changes occur naturally throughout life, accelerated tooth wear can become a problem
Understanding Tooth Wear