I don't grind my teeth, but they are still cracked and worn. What is causing this?
Our teeth naturally wear down as we age. Years of eating chewy foods, nuts, and chewing ice can take a toll. Avoiding gum and hard foods can prolong the life of your teeth.
An exam can help us discover the cause of your worn and cracked teeth. We will ask you questions about your diet and lifestyle habits so that we know how to address the issue.
Things to Consider
Many patients do not even realize they grind their teeth because it happens during sleep. Dr. Kim can look for signs of teeth grinding by checking wear patterns as well as looking for bite marks on the insides of your cheeks.
People who grind their teeth sometimes develop bony growths beneath their tongues called tori. Having tori is a telltale sign of grinding.
What We Can Do
We can restore the broken or worn teeth to improve your health and appearance using a combination of crowns, fillings, and veneers. Covering your teeth with a protective restoration can help to reduce sensitivity and prevent further breakdown of your teeth.
Call us today to schedule a smile evaluation with Dr. Maria Kim. We look forward to helping you achieve health and beauty through great dentistry.
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