Treatment of Toothwear

Over time your teeth are subject to a great deal of wear and tear. Some people suffer serious consequences as a result of this including pain in the jaw joints, difficulty in eating and loss of facial height which give can give an appearance of premature ageing.

Our dentists will be happy to assess the teeth for signs of wear and to help you find ways to address this growing problem. As more of us retain our teeth into middle and old age and with increases in “healthy food and drink” we see this is an area that requires careful management.

Do you clench your teeth?

Around 30% of us grind or clench our teeth whilst asleep. This is known as ‘Bruxism’ and can be the cause of headaches, tension in the neck and shoulders and jaw pain. Common signs of bruxism are worn down or chipped teeth.

Signs of clenched teeth

  • Do you get headaches or or jaw/neck pain especially in the morning?
  • Have you noticed your teeth wearing
  • Have you had damage to dental restorations (eg crowns, veneers, fillings) for no apparent reason?
  • Are your temples or jaw muscles tender?
  • Do you experience discomfort whilst chewing?
  • Does your jaw make a clicking sound?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then you should contact us for an appointment to discuss non invasive treatments to minimise this wear. Book an appointment

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