Do you find yourself staring at your smile in the mirror, wondering when it stopped looking generally immaculate and began looking a little bit banged up? Perhaps it’s not the appearance so much but the fact that we’ve mentioned some wearing down of your tooth surfaces. Whatever the case, when you learn that your smile and oral health woes are the result of natural wear and tear, you might not know what to do with this information. We are glad to help with a Q&A session.
Questions and Answers
Question: What does wear and tear mean?
Answer: This is another way of referring to the natural progression of minor damage (which can lead to more serious damage) that can affect your smile over time. Much like a house needs a new coat of paint and fresh carpet after a few years (because natural wear and tear leads to a worn appearance), your smile may require some treatment to revive it.
Question: How does wear and tear occur when it comes to my smile and oral health?
Answer: It’s not much more than your usual daily function. Breaking down food with your teeth as you eat, forming words (which requires you to tap your teeth together), and any other way you rely on your smile: These are the things that lead to changes like yellowing and chips.
Question: What can I do to address these problems?
Answer: For smile and oral health issues that result naturally from wear, we offer cosmetic and restorative treatments. You might need whitening or bonding to fix up little issues and changes. Or, if your teeth require serious rebuilding or protection, crowns may be required.