You can gradually lose confidence in your smile if you start to see that your teeth look dull, flat, or misshapen in some other way due to wear and tear. Some degree of wear and tear is difficult to avoid – remember that your teeth have a difficult job, one that forces them to tear and break down food products several times a day. Unfortunately, some people will see changes at an earlier age, and that can leave their comfort with their appearance shaken. At our Mansfield, Tx dentist’s office, individuals who are bothered by this problem can speak to us about treatments to restore their smile. We can also discuss treatment for bruxism, a problem with teeth grinding that is often responsible for more visible issues with wear and tear.

What Makes A Person Vulnerable To Dental Wear And Tear?

Some people will have trouble with dental wear and tear because their teeth are naturally weaker. With that said, problem can frequently be linked to other issues that can be addressed. Eating or drinking acidic foods on a frequent basis can weaken your enamel. This can lead to more vulnerability to damage in time. You also have to worry about the effects of teeth grinding. This added friction on teeth can lead to more than just wear and tear – in time, you could experience significant dental damage!

Tips For Avoiding Further Trouble With Your Smile

You can talk to your dentist about diet changes they recommend to help you limit problems with wear and tear. It can also be a good idea to review your current oral hygiene routine, as teeth in poor health can be more vulnerable to issues. Regular dental exams can be helpful because your dentist can identify early signs of premature wear and tear and discuss treatment for bruxism, and also recommend other beneficial changes that can keep you safe from significant wear and tear over time.

Addressing Problems That Hurt Your Smile

Will problems with wear and tear call for cosmetic dental work, or are you in need of restorative dental services? The degree of wear and tear will answer this question. Many people have problems that can still be addressed with conservative cosmetic services. Through the placement of porcelain veneers, or with careful dental bonding work, we can make you more confident in the way you look. For more significant wear and tear issues that have hurt your smile and oral health, we can discuss the placement of dental crowns to restore teeth.

Talk To Your Mansfield, TX Dentist’s Office About Dental Wear And Tear

Your Mansfield, TX dentist’s office is ready to help patients who are growing concerned about dental wear and tear. To learn how we can help you avoid further damage, and how we can treat existing concerns about the state of your teeth, reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates by calling 817-473-6227.