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Dentist Wycombe

Correcting Short, worn and broken teeth

More and more people in the UK are physically wearing their teeth down.  This can be due to:

  • Grinding (bruxism)
  • Acid reflux
  • Diets high in acids
  • All of the above

Grinding is a habit that is becoming more prevalent amongst the population.  Stress is a major factor in this.  Grinding our teeth can cause our teeth to:

  • chip, especially the front teeth
  • Fracture
  • Wear, get shorter
  • Discolour

Acid reflux can be caused by a variety of reasons, if you feel that you have this we would advise you to see you GP as soon as possible.

It can cause the teeth to:

  • become fragile; the tips will look blue
  • Become thin
  • To eventually chip

Dietary acids can cause severe wear of your teeth in a short space of time. They are best avoided or kept to a minimal frequency. These include

  • Fruit juices, fizzy drinks, lemon water, fruit teas
  • Citrus fruits, salad dressings vinegar, to name a few

If left, worn teeth can severely affect your oral health.  Worn front teeth can begin to interfere with your back teeth and this can cause them to fracture.  Not all fractures are repairable.  It has also been documented that worn teeth can cause migraines.

We Look Forward to Seeing You

Our practice address:

25 Heath End Road, Flackwell Heath,
High Wycombe, HP10 9DT

Tel: 01628 810024