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What Causes Teeth To Wear Prematurely


Posted on 12/5/2022 by Evan
What Causes Teeth To Wear PrematurelyIf you maintain good dental hygiene at home and go to the dentist for cleanings and exams every six months, your teeth will last a lifetime. However, your teeth could wear because of aging. Yet, there are ways to preserve the strength and condition of your teeth for as long as possible.

It is wise to ask the dentist more about teeth wearing at an early age and make an appointment when you notice these changes. Read more now to know more about what causes teeth to wear prematurely:

Acidic Diets


A diet rich in acidic foods and drinks can harm tooth enamel and hasten the deterioration of teeth. It will help if you take certain meals occasionally. The dentist will tell you to limit your intake of acidic foods, avoid soda, and brush your teeth right after a meal that contains a lot of acids. You need to ask the dentist for substitutes if you crave acidic meals.

Gum Recession


When you brush your teeth harshly or use the wrong toothbrush, you may destroy your teeth and cause gum recession. Also, it would be best if you learned how to floss for you so as not to worsen gum recession.

You can prevent gum recession by maintaining good dental hygiene. Also, take extra precautions to prevent gingivitis and gum disease. You need to talk to the dentist if you start seeing the roots of your teeth.

Bruxism


Bruxism is the nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. Stress is the leading cause of bruxism. Most people who grind their teeth are unaware of the condition. After grinding your teeth, you wear down your enamel causing premature tooth damage.

If you or your loved one grind their teeth at night, you need to ask the dentist for a night guide. It will help prevent you from grinding your teeth when sleeping. Visit our office today to learn what causes teeth to wear prematurely.
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