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Feeling Worn Down?

Posted on October 27th, 2020

Family Dental Practice breaks down what to do about worn down teethAs people get older, the body naturally begins the process of breaking down—and unfortunately, that includes our teeth. Worn teeth are somewhat inevitable, but diligent oral hygiene and quality dental care from Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro can help save as much of your natural teeth as possible.

It is extremely common for adults to have tooth wear beyond the degree that is healthy for their age, and unfortunately, severe tooth wear ages them as well.

Some of the problems caused by worn-down teeth include:

  • Temperature-sensitive teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Chipped teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Bite-related problems
  • Headaches
  • TMJ and jaw joint issues
  • Nerve exposure, leading to severe toothache

If you suffer from bruxism (grinding and clenching teeth), some tooth wear may be alleviated by using a nightguard while you sleep, but there are other causes for tooth wear:

  • Malocclusion (teeth and bite misalignment)
  • Abrasion (external forces on teeth including hard bristle toothbrushes or teeth whiteners)
  • Erosion (chemical or acid breaking down of teeth)

Restorative dentistry may be recommended in cases of severe tooth wear, particularly if significant tooth damage should occur. However, it is important to identify the cause of tooth wear before undergoing treatment—and Family Dental Practice can help! Saving your teeth is the most important thing to your Watertown dentist—and for your health in the long run.

If you’re concerned about tooth wear, please make an appointment with us today. 

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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About Dr. Buchholtz & Dr. Garro

Dr. Will Buchholtz is dedicated to improving each patient’s overall dental health. He has a comprehensive approach to helping each patient using progressive treatment techniques in the most efficient ways. As he continues to advance his education and incorporating the latest dental innovation and techniques into his daily practice, Dr. Will improves the quality of his patient’s lives. He has completed extensive advanced training in bone grafting, sinus lifts and advanced implant techniques.

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