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5 Reasons You Have Worn Teeth

Do your teeth look flatter, worn down and more sharp around the edges? Our dentists can help you figure out the exact cause behind this and stop your tooth wear from worsening. But first, here are the most common reasons behind worn teeth you need to look out for:

Malocclusion

Malocclusion is a misalignment of your upper and lower teeth. Because of this, the muscles of your jaw essentially work harder in order to bring your jaws to a correct position, leading to excessive tooth wear as you bite and chew with more force.

Stress

Do you clench your teeth when stressed? A stressful lifestyle or job won’t just give you headaches and anxiety; it can also cause you to clench your teeth excessively, which In turn could be a cause behind your worn teeth.

Bruxism

Bruxism occurs when you grind your teeth subconsciously. It could even happen in your sleep! Grinding your teeth not only wears them down but it also puts a lot of strain on your jaw muscles so you’ll notice facial pain as well as stiffness!

Bad habits

Do you tend to bite your nails or chew on things without even realizing? These are daily, repetitive motions usually focused on specific teeth. With excessive use of these teeth also comes an invevitable wear and tear.

Sleep Apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea hinders the amount of oxygen the body gets at night. In order to cope with this, the body responds in different physical ways including by clenching the muscles of the upper airway and your jaws.

Worn teeth can give way to many problems. We can help stop your tooth wear from getting worse; simply call Purity Dental on (03) 9540 8900 and speak to one of our team members!