Chipped teeth, is an increasing problem for patients and results in uneven teeth, and tooth wear is becoming more and more common. We see this as a result of a lack of attention paid to the position of the teeth during teenage orthodontics, or in some cases, the biting pattern and chewing pattern can put the teeth at risk from wearing down and chipping. This part of dentistry is poorly understood and forms a large part of the training delivered to other dentists at The Bespoke Smile Academy.
How do I know if I have a bite problem?
If your teeth are uneven at the edge, or slightly see-through, you may have a bite problem that will only get worse with time. Complete our free smile quiz, and we will be able to help you further.
I have been told I grind my teeth, what can I do?
There are many solutions to this problem; it is about the dentist you see understanding the harmony that needs to exist between your jaw joints, muscles, and teeth. Often there is disharmony but it does not need correcting, however in some situations his harmony can cause problems. It is for these patients that dentists sometimes recommend a mouthguard and advise that there’s nothing that can be done. We at Bespoke Smile are able to deliver a solution to you, which is likely to put your jaw joints, muscles, and teeth, in harmony and this will generally have the effect of reducing teeth grinding and increase comfort.
Page last updated and checked by Dr Sam Jethwa: August 17, 2020