A Short Post On Short Teeth….
well its certainly been a busy few days. I guess everyone is getting back into the routine of things with children back at school and doing the morning run. Everyone at Lifestyle Dental has been busy working hard and we have all the updates on the team in the recent newsletter which will be dropping through your letter box soon and via email and also will be available online.
Recently also been getting quite a few questions about tooth wear and why are my teeth wearing away so i guess this is a good time to cover this area here as well.
Tooth wear can be due to a number of different reasons although it can be grouped into four areas
1, Tooth wear due to bruxism or grinding this can be due to a habit at night or during the day the exact reason for grinding is not known in most cases although it can be a stress relieving habit. If you think you grind your teeth you may find your muscles are sore or you have a sore jaw in the mornings due to the excessive pressure.
2, Tooth wear due to erosion this can be due to a very acidic diet so if your having alot of food which is acidic in nature then this can cause the teeth to wear down. Some of the main foods which cause this can be fizzy drinks and citric drinks like orange juice. If you think this may be happening then a good idea to look at your diet if you need help with this then we can help you with a diet sheet to record everything
3,Excessive brushing can result in wear of the teeth also there are a few toothpastes which can be abrasive in nature be careful to use only light pressure which brushing
4, Tooth wear can also be to internal acids if you have an eating disorder or if you have gastric reflux then this can result in an acidic environment in your mouth causing tooth wear if you need advice on this then there is a great website for further help seed eating disorders
so there are a few other reasons and also in most people we find that the tooth wear is due to a combination of factors so if your concerned about your teeth wearing away then give us a call on 01772 717316