How can my dentist in Sydney CBD help to stop my teeth from being worn down?


Here at SPA Dental Sydney CBD we are always striving to offer you easy and proven treatments that can help you if you are worried about damage to your teeth. Our well-trained and friendly dentists will always do their utmost to find the treatment that is right for you, and that can give you the best defence against your teeth being worn down.

This of course does raise the question though, how do teeth end up being worn down? And what can we do to best prevent this from occurring?

By consulting your dentist in Sydney CBD you can find out more about what preventive measures you can take, and what procedures are available for you to reduce the impact of teeth being worn down. Having said that, it is important to understand how lifestyle and habits can impact the health of your teeth, as doing so can potentially help your teeth to resist being worn down by the activities of day to day life.

What causes the wearing down of teeth?

One of the main reasons that teeth can get worn down is because of enamel erosion. Enamel is the hard substance which covers the teeth, helping to protect them from damage. However, enamel itself can often become damaged, cracked, worn away or eroded by acidic substances.

This can be quite a severe problem because enamel has no living cells, and therefore it can not repair itself from the damage it receives like other parts of the body can. This means that, if your enamel gets worn away, it can no longer recover, thus leaving your dentine beneath the enamel in your teeth more open to getting worn down.

Carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices and foods that are particularly high in sugar or starches can all lead to enamel erosion. By meeting with our dentist in Sydney CBD, you can work out how best to reduce your intake of these types of food and drink, if you are worried about the impact of enamel erosion on your teeth.

What happens once the enamel is eroded

Once our enamel has been fully or partially eroded, there are several things which can cause our teeth to wear down. One such thing touched on earlier is corrosion. Corrosion of the teeth can happen when consuming certain acidic foods, as well as from medicines, vitamin tablets and from frequent vomiting.

However it is not just consuming food and medicine that can damage unprotected teeth. Attrition for example, can wear down teeth naturally from the friction that exists between teeth. This usually occurs during sleep when teeth are involuntarily clenched or ground up against one another. This type of wearing down of the tooth can be further worsened by abrasion, which can occur and damage teeth as an effect of brushing teeth too hard. Abrasion can also occur if we floss our teeth in a damaging manner, and also if we spend too much time biting down on hard objects – for instance fingernails, pen lids etc.

All in all, this shows us that we all stand to benefit from keeping our enamel strong and healthy, and a great way to do this is by consulting with our dentist in Sydney CBD who can help you discover how to live a lifestyle that helps keep our teeth strong.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure the treatment is right for you.