Enamel Wear Exam
Stress and teeth grinding are common factors that lead to wear or flattening on the biting surfaces of the teeth. Many adults suffer TMJ disorder which can lead to this enamel wear. Diagnosis is an important step before treatment. Part of the dental examination at FFD includes checking the joints and muscles for tenderness, clicking, popping or difficulty moving.
- If your bruxism is related to stress, therapy and relaxation technique may help. It may be a good idea to cut down on stimulants, such as tobacco and caffeine.
- The simplest solution is to use a professionally made night guard, which prevents the teeth from scraping against each other while you sleep. We may also have to restore damaged teeth with fillings or crowns to maintain the proper shape and size of the teeth.