Tired of hiding your worn teeth?
First, let's answer the questions why teeth wear and what is tooth wear.
What is tooth wear?
Tooth wear is the loss of dental tissue caused by any factor. As the age progresses, the amount usually increases, so age is important in deciding whether tooth wear is normal or excessive. As a result of the clenching problem, which we call bruxism, wear may occur in the teeth.
Why Teeth Wear?
Considering the classification in dentistry, we divide the wear into three types:
The form of wear that we call attrition is the result of contact between teeth. These contacts reach maximum strength during swallowing in normal people. The maximum chewing pressure generated by occlusal forces can vary between 20-60 kg in human. Chewing pressure with average values; 20 kg between incisors in the front region, 50 - 60 kg in canine teeth, 30 - 40 kg in small molars, 40 - 50 kg in large molars. Patients with bruxism can reach values over 100kg.
As a result of chewing forces, the contact duration of the teeth with the opposite one shows different values in chewing and swallowing functions. These periods are; In the chewing function; 0.10 - 0.15 sec, in the swallow function, 0.2 - 0.6 sec.In addition to these physiological times, in case of bruxism, daily contact duration between teeth increase and the amount of wear in the teeth can reach abnormal degrees.
- On the opposing tooth surfaces, there may be detrudes formed as protrusions of the opposing tooth, or the tooth surface may lose all of its indented protrusions and may have a flat shiny surface.
- Because of the loss of top enamel layer, the teeth appear more yellow.
- Sensitivity may be observed in the teeth due to dentine expose.
- the use of toothpicks
- biting pencils
- eating nails
- chewing tobacco
- biting hard objects such as pipes
- opening hairpins with teeth
- opening sunflower husks with anterior teeth
- Continuous vomiting habit
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- The majority of prepared foods
- Some of the fermented alcoholic beverages
- Fruit acids
- Phosphoric acid in fruit juices
- Citric acid, phosphoric acid in carbonated beverages
- Continuous contact with pool water for Olympic swimmers
- Lozenges of vitamin C
- Battery Factory Employees
- Exposure to industrial air pollution
WHAT CAN I DO FOR TOOTH WEAR?
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