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Excessive grinding leads to

Tooth Wear

It’s rarely too late to rebuild worn teeth, but it’s far easier to catch sooner rather than later.

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Do you have tooth wear?

Tooth wear is a slow burner that can creep up on you, and before you know it you’ve lost significant chunks of your teeth, making them look aged way beyond their years.

It’s one of those conditions that would be far less costly and complex to catch early. Leaving tooth wear in your mouth is like leaving a leaky pipe in your house. The damage is only going to get worse, so stop the leak as soon as you see it!

If you have flat teeth, worn or chipped edges or sensitivity it could be a sign of tooth wear.

Not only that,  you may also notice you have tight muscles around your mouth or headaches in the morning.

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What does tooth wear tooth like?

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What causes tooth wear?

Chronic tooth grinding is usually the culprit. The technical term is bruxism.

Some people do this when they’re asleep although you’re unlikely to realise. Others pick it up as a daytime habit, often grinding or playing with their teeth as they concentrate or during times of anxiety.

If you’re grinding your teeth in the day, try and consciously stop it! We understand you may have more trouble doing so at night, although it’s been known to instigate a gentle kick from a woken partner.

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Preventing tooth wear

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Protective Balancing Splint

Protective Balancing Guard – for headaches, tenderness & prevention

And these are a lot more intricate than you might think. 

The clue is in the name, they’re hard and protect your teeth from further damage from grinding.

But importantly, they also balance your bite. Tooth wear can cause an imbalance which puts strain on the muscles and ligaments around your mouth. Imagine holding a squat position all night. This is what your jaw muscles are effectively doing if you’re bruxing all night!

The Protective Balancing Guard gives your muscles a much needed holiday, making everything relax and reduces those morning tension headaches.

Muscle relaxant injections (Botox®) will relax your jaw muscles

If you grind excessively you’ll even notice that your masseter muscles may be overdeveloped. Your cheek and corner of you lower jaw widen and it results in a broader looking, square jawline.

Botox injections stop bruxism by relaxing those strong and overactive jaw muscles. This takes the pressure off and stops you putting excessive forces on your muscles and your teeth.

It’s one of the most cost-effect and simple treatments out there for bruxism, and works a treat.

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If you'd like to chat with a real human

All you need to do is click Whatsapp Now below and you’ll be directly in touch with our Client Care Coordinators.

You can find out if you’re suitable for the treatment, estimated fees and they can get you booked in.

There’s no need to suffer with the effects of bruxism any longer.

Rebuilding Worn Teeth

Edge Bonding

Adding composite to the edges of teeth is perfect for increasing the size or shape, closing up spaces, fixing chips and lengthening them.

If you carry on bruxing, at least you’ll only wear down the composite and not your natural teeth.

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photo of upper uneven teeth after bonding

Composite Veneers

We bond composite veneers to the whole front surface of your tooth to completely cover what’s underneath.

They can whiten, straighten, close up large spaces, reverse worn-looking teeth and even widen your smile.

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Rebuilding Worn Teeth

Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

Porcelain is the ultimate in dental aesthetics and will last up to 20 years if you look after it.  It’s far stronger and longer lasting than composite.

If you can find a photo of your unworn teeth then we can use porcelain to restore them to their former glory, reversing years of ageing not only from your teeth, but also your face.

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Book your free video consultation

All you need to do is send us six photos of your smile and let our friendly experts design your own bespoke Confident Smile Report.

Once we have worked together to determine your smile goals, we can book you for your complimentary video consultation!

Say hi to the Smile Stories team, and let us help you find your perfect smile path today.

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Grab your free video consultation

Would you like to find out if how we find the perfect solution to deliver the smile you’ve always wanted? We’re here and ready to help!

All you need to do is send us six pictures of your smile, and we will produce your very own bespoke Confident Smile Report letting you know how we can together reach your smile goals. 

The next step is to book a free video consultation, where we will take you through the plan – including your treatment options and estimated fees. It is as simple as that.

Getting the perfect smile doesn’t have to be difficult when you know who to talk to. We love transforming lives and smiles one tooth at a time so contact Smile Stories today.