Worn Teeth

Bruxism, commonly known as tooth grinding, is the process of clenching together and the grinding of the upper and lower teeth. Bruxism is one of the leading causes of gum recession and tooth loss; firstly because it damages the soft tissue directly, and secondly because it leads to loose teeth and deep pockets where bacteria can colonize and destroy the supporting bone. There is no single cure of bruxism but Dr. Sheen can discuss several treatment options as well as the restoration of any damaged teeth.