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Is Dental Wear And Tear Really Unavoidable?

When you consider how much work your teeth have to do in order to tear and break down food multiple times in a day, it can be clear that they have a difficult job. With this in mind, you should know that some wear and tear on your enamel can be difficult to avoid, even if you make an effort to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. Does this mean you are doomed to have teeth that look worn and unhealthy at some point? Although wear and tear can be hard to avoid, your Seattle, WA dentist’s office can help you minimize the effect so that it does not hurt your smile. We can do this by helping you keep your enamel healthy, and by helping you avoid problems with bruxism, which can accelerate your rate of wear and tear.

Some Wear And Tear Can Be Inevitable – Excess Wear And Tear Can Be A Concern

If your teeth are becoming visibly worn, you can be understandably concerned. While this may be a consequence of enamel being relatively weak, it can point to poor oral health, or a problem with teeth grinding. If you feel concerned about the effects of wear and tear on your teeth, you are certainly encouraged to discuss the matter with your dentist.

Why Am I Dealing With Excess Wear And Tear?

Excess wear and tear, or the sudden appearance of visible wear, can be a result of perpetual teeth grinding, or bruxism. If you have this problem, your teeth may be undergoing friction while you sleep because you are unconsciously grinding or clenching your jaw. In order to stop this from further hurting your smile, we can provide you with a custom appliance that keeps your teeth apart when you rest.

Making Plans To Restore The Appearance Of Your Teeth

If you feel unhappy with your smile because of dental wear and tear, we can recommend cosmetic dental work to improve the way you look. Your appearance can be effectively restored with porcelain veneers, which are affixed to the fronts of teeth in order to hide any problems with their shape, size, or color. We may recommend dental crowns instead of veneers for any teeth that appear to be badly worn, or in poor health.

Talk To Ballard Neighborhood Dentist About Your Concerns Over Dental Wear And Tear

Ballard Neighborhood Dentist is ready to help you deal with any problems that could be traced back to dental wear and tear. We can also help you make improvements to your smile by correcting problems this issue can have on your appearance. If you are ready to learn more, or if you want to discuss any other matter concerning your smile or oral health, contact Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA by calling 206-789-2555.

Cosmetic, Restorative, and General Dentistry

It is our goal to provide comprehensive dental care for your whole family. Our wide range of services means that you can see us for all of your needs — without having to visit multiple practices to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.