By age 30, a typical adult will have lost about a millimeter from their front teeth due to the friction caused by chewing. This is pretty normal and nothing to get worked up about. As you age, you’ll continue to notice your teeth experiencing a bit of natural wear. Unfortunately, an increasing number of people experience excessive wear far beyond what’s considered normal. This is a problem because worn teeth are more susceptible to breaks, cracks, and decay.
There are several factors that contribute to excessively worn teeth — from lifestyle habits to oral health issues. Proper diagnosis is key to fixing the underlying issue and developing a plan to restore the strength and beauty of your smile. If you’re worried about worn teeth, schedule an appointment with us. Our dentists are here to help.