As people get older, the body naturally begins the process of breaking down—and unfortunately, that includes our teeth. Worn teeth are somewhat inevitable, but diligent oral hygiene and quality dental care from Houston dentist Dr. Meghna Dassani can help save as much of your natural teeth as possible.
It is extremely common for adults to have tooth wear beyond the degree that is healthy for their age, and unfortunately, severe tooth wear ages them as well.
Some of the problems caused by worn-down teeth include:
TMJ and jaw joint issues
Nerve exposure, leading to severe toothache
If you suffer from bruxism (grinding and clenching teeth), some tooth wear may be alleviated by using a nightguard[LINK] while you sleep, but there are other causes for tooth wear:
Malocclusion (teeth and bite misalignment)
Abrasion (external forces on teeth including hard bristle toothbrushes or teeth whiteners)
Erosion (chemical or acid breaking down of teeth)
Restorative dentistry may be recommended in cases of severe tooth wear, particularly if significant tooth damage should occur. However, it is important to identify the cause of tooth wear before undergoing treatment—and Dassani Dentistry can help! Saving your teeth is the most important thing for Dr. Dassani–and for your health in the long run.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
About Meghna Dassani, DMD
Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!