Tooth Abrasion Treatment: You Might Need It

Do you see horizontal lines on your teeth? It might be due to tooth abrasion. Get your teeth examined at Peace of Mind Dental Studio today!

What is Tooth Abrasion?

Teeth have a thin layer of calcium phosphate called enamel. It is the toughest part of your body, yet this layer can wear off with time if you brush too vigorously. This is not a one-time damage but a progressive problem that affects teeth due to years of hard brushing or bad habits. 

If you have heightened tooth sensitivity or your teeth look translucent, then you might be suffering from abrasion.

Do not worry—it is a fixable issue. All you need to do is visit us at Peace of Mind Dental Studio in Chandler, AZ, and we will conduct a dental examination to determine the extent of the damage. 

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What Causes Tooth Abrasion?

There are multiple causes of tooth abrasion, such as:

  • Brushing teeth too hard is the primary reason for tooth abrasion. 
  • Using a hard toothbrush continuously over the years results in enamel wearing off.
  • Bad habits like biting nails or other hard objects also cause enamel loss.
  • Using toothpicks or pins to clean the lodged food between your teeth is also known to cause tooth abrasion. 
  • Denture clasps that are ill-fitting and brush against the teeth surface.
  • Piercings that brush against your teeth.
  • Consuming high-acid foods and beverages.

If you have any of these habits, it’s time to change. Get your teeth examined today to avoid potential complications.

Tooth Abrasion Treatment in Chandler


What are the Symptoms of Tooth Abrasion?

Look out for these symptoms on your teeth, as these indicate tooth abrasion:

  • Heightened Sensitivity: Enamel protects teeth from many things, including excessive heat and cold. When teeth are abrased, they become more sensitive to hot and cold foods, causing severe discomfort.
  • V-shaped Dents: Can you see tiny V-shaped dents at your gum line? If yes, it is due to tooth abrasion.
  • Pain and Discomfort: If you feel constant pain and discomfort in your teeth, it might be due to tooth abrasion.
  • Curled Bristles: If your toothbrush bristles curl up so often, it is due to hard and vigorous brushing, which causes tooth abrasion.
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Dental Abrasion Treatment

Teeth enamel damage can be repaired. Here are some treatment options that can help:

  • Crowns Or Veneers: A crown is the visible white part of teeth. We suggest dental crowns in case of severe tooth abrasion where the structural damage is prominent.
    Veneers are thin layers of composite resin or porcelain cemented to the front of teeth. They hide imperfections such as tooth decay or tooth abrasion.
  • Dental Sealants or Bonding: Dental bonding refers to applying a composite resin to the damaged area.
    Dental sealants are used to improve the aesthetics of the affected teeth.
    When you visit Peace of Mind Dent Studio, we will examine your teeth and advise you on which treatments are right for you.
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Prevention of Tooth Abrasion

Here are some ways to prevent tooth abrasion:

  • Using Non-Abrasive Toothpaste: Have you ever considered changing your toothpaste? Probably not, because everyone is so set in their ways that changing toothpaste doesn’t even come to mind. 
    What if you are using an abrasive toothpaste that has hard ingredients causing enamel damage?
    Check your toothpaste’s RDA ranking (Relative Dentin Abrasivity). It should be between 0-70 to rank as a low-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Use a Soft-Bristled Brush: Hard-bristled toothbrushes cause significant damage to teeth over time. Choose a brush with soft bristles.
  • Brushing Softly: Do not brush your teeth too hard. You only need the right motions to remove the lodged food. Move your brush in slow, circular motions over your teeth to brush effectively without brushing hard.

Why Choose Peace of Mind Dental Studio?

If you are searching for the best dentist in Chandler for tooth abrasion treatment, you have come to the right place, because Peace of Mind Dental Studio is the best dentistry in Chandler. We pride ourselves on offering the best dental treatment while ensuring patient comfort. 

Call us today for an appointment!

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