Teeth Grinding - Ford Dental Group - Huntington Beach, CA

Teeth Grinding

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Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause moderate to severe long-term damage to teeth. Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. Some of the damage that can occur includes:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Tooth flattening and tooth wear
  • Cracked tooth enamel
  • Cracked, loose, or broken fillings
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum recession
  • Tooth collapse

Bruxism can even cause a root fracture below the gum line, requiring a root canal and crown to restore the damaged tooth.Teeth Grinding - Ford Dental Group - Huntington Beach, CA

 

 

If you would like to learn more or schedule an exam with Dr. Ford, give us a call today at (714) 409-6161!