Does Grinding/Bruxism Really Damage Teeth?

Grinding can contribute to decay under crowns and to recession.

Grinding can contribute to decay under crowns and to recession.

Grinding accelerates bone loss in patients susceptible to it.

Grinding accelerates bone loss in patients susceptible to it.

Grinding activity has moderately worn down the enamel.

Grinding activity has moderately worn down the enamel.

The recession and repaired tooth also point to the effects of grinding.

The recession and repaired tooth also point to the effects of grinding.

Grinding broke a corner off here, and is now contributing to decay.

Grinding broke a corner off here, and is now contributing to decay.

Grinding causes flattening and wearing of teeth.

Grinding causes flattening and wearing of teeth.

Grinding forces actually sheared away the front half of this tooth.

Grinding forces actually sheared away the front half of this tooth.

Grinding forces caused the breakage of this tooth.

Grinding forces contributed to the breakage of this crown.

Grinding activity has also severely worn down this tooth.

Grinding activity has also severely worn down this tooth.

Grinding activity has worn this tooth down severely.

Grinding activity has worn this tooth down severely.

In causing tooth loss, grinding can either create tooth breakage of bone loss.

In causing tooth loss, grinding can either create tooth breakage or bone loss.

Grinding also causes tooth loss due to its harmful forces.

Grinding also contribute to tooth loss due to its harmful forces.

 

If you think you grind or brux, we do recommend your seeing your dentist. If you do not have a dentist, we invite you to call us at (972) 250-2580.

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