The Problem (Also Known As)
Tooth Wear/Short Teeth, Headache and Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD)
Habits of teeth clenching during the day and teeth grinding during the night can be caused by eruption of teeth or everyday stress.
Underlying malocclusion with interferences of normal biting can cause sore jaw too.
If the teeth are significantly worn down, it is recommended to have them restored for better functions and appearances.
A well-fitting night guards will be made to protect teeth from the grinding force. Orthodontics treatment might be needed if there is underlying bite problems.
If Left Untreated
Premature loss of tooth enamel and dentine can lead to severe teeth sensitivity and pain. Sleep quality can be greatly affected for light sleepers.
Short, worn-down front teeth make you look older than you are compared to good-sized, healthy teeth.