What is Dental Attrition?

 

Dental attrition is the loss of tooth structure/tissue caused by mechanical forces from opposing teeth. The most common cause of dental attrition is bruxism, the grinding of the teeth at night usually due to muscle hypertonicity or tension.

You can prevent the harmful effects of bruxism on your teeth by wearing a special protective night guard (as pictured below). Not only does the night guard act as a buffer zone between your teeth, but it stretches the muscles in your jaw during the night, preventing your teeth from grinding.

Dental attrition

 

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