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Another new patient joins the team this morning at WH, and makes us feel like our job is worth doing. She is a full time mum from Upper Basildon, very busy, and told me and Sen that her visit to see us was like “being pampered”. We gave her a dental examination, radiographs, and photos. We discovered that she has a few areas of tooth wear. Many patients may not be aware of this, and can be caused by different things. Bruxism (grinding) is increasingly common. Many people do not realise they are doing it, and can be reduced or solved by using devices such a soft nightguard. Tooth brush abrasion is another cause of generalised tooth wear. Scrubbing those knashers may feel good at the time, but can cause great damge to your tooth enamel! Treat them with care. Speak with your dentist or hygienist about toothbrushing techniques. they are here to help. Acid erosion is another cause. A simple task of brushing teeth after drinking a glass of orange juice can cause erosion.

We want to do all we can to help keep your teeth strong and healthy. If you have any questions about tooth wear, erosion, or bruxism please ask. We want to keep you smiling :-)

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