Bruxism Can Hurt Your Smile – We Can Help

After years of friction from biting and chewing different foods, your teeth may start to show some signs of wear and tear. For many, these changes are difficult to notice, and not a cause for concern. With that said, some people experience more noticeable problems, and they can occur at an earlier age. One reason for this is that issues with bruxism, or persistent teeth grinding, can weaken enamel due to excess pressure. At our Rowlett, TX dentist’s office, we can do more than just help you protect yourself against further damage from bruxism. We can also discuss cosmetic services to restore your smile and hide problems with wear and tear!

Has A Past Issue With Teeth Grinding Hurt Your Appearance?

Even if you already put a stop to a past teeth grinding issue, you may feel self-conscious because of wear and tear that changed the shape and condition of your teeth. This can make your smile appear asymmetrical, and it can also make people see you as older than you really are. Fortunately, the issues patients experience due to teeth grinding can often be addressed through conservative cosmetic dental treatment.

Discussing Cosmetic Services

If you are bothered by wear and tear, we can discuss services that can hide these problems and give you a more symmetrical and attractive smile. Porcelain veneers make it possible for us to hide issues that a patient has with the shape, size, and color of their teeth. These custom restorations cover the front surfaces of your enamel to make sure there are no visible problems that might stand out. Because they can do so much in just one treatment, they often help those who feel they need a more dramatic makeover to improve how they look. We can also discuss tooth bonding and contouring treatment. This is a more conservative approach to care, but one that can lead to positive changes for misshapen teeth.

We Can Protect Your Smile If You Are Still Struggling With Teeth Grinding

If you continue to grind your teeth, particularly at night, you should focus on this issue before turning your attention to cosmetic dental treatment. If you continue to suffer from bruxism after cosmetic work, you can undo the positive changes, and you can find yourself in need for further care after damaging veneers. We provide custom oral guards that ensure a patient’s smile stays safe while they rest.

Talk To Your Rowlett, TX Dentist About Bruxism And Smile Improvement

Our practice is ready to help patients who need to address teeth grinding difficulties, or those who already have but wish to take on concerns about wear and tear. For more information, contact Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX at 972-475-2321 to set up an appointment.