Teeth Grinding & Bruxism Treatment in Houston, TX
Normal chewing causes brief intervals of contact between teeth. Under normal circumstances, teeth should only contact for about five minutes each day. Slight tooth wear over several years of chewing is common, and bite edges can chip a little.
Sometimes, teeth develop a flattened and worn appearance in adults and even in young patients. X-rays may reveal unusually thin layers of enamel, as if sandpaper has been drawn across the chewing surfaces of the teeth. A few minutes of chewing each day shouldn’t erode the enamel so much.