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Are You Wearing Out Your Teeth?

Teeth wear out, that is a fact, but at what age?

Are your teeth chipping? Are your teeth breaking? Do your teeth seem to look shorter all the time? How about the color – are your teeth turning more and more yellow? Are you having trouble chewing your food?

Assuming normal wear and tear without excessive grinding and clenching, you will have worn through the hard part (enamel) of your teeth when you hit 50. From this point on your teeth will wear 7 times as fast!

Within a short amount of time your teeth wear rapidly and begin to chip and break.

The last thing anyone wants to do in their 60’s or 70’s is spend days and a fortune in a dental office trying to fix their teeth. Time is the most precious asset we all have and while I have to be here in the office every day, you should not!

Below are some examples of people that came to my office who fall into this category:

With teeth this worn the following issues suddenly become a priority:

  • You can’t chew correctly anymore – eating is not as enjoyable as it used to be
  • You can’t smile without people focusing on your teeth
  • Once the first tooth breaks you worry about all the rest breaking
  • Your chewing joint can’t function correctly and you now have developed TMD

So what can you do about this inevitable scenario?

Ideal Dentistry teaches all our patients how to escape TheDentalCycle that leads to this breakdown. Early intervention is the key, but what if you are already at the point where your teeth are worn down?

Ideal Dentistry has the experience, technology and master technicians to rebuild your mouth at any age. As a matter of fact, when all else fails and someone has a failing restoration of their mouth, they go online and do their research. Then they come to Ideal Dentistry. We seem to “fix” more botched dentistry then we would like to. A better option for patients would be to do it right the first time with Ideal Dentistry.


Below are some of the full mouth restorations we have completed here at Ideal Dentistry. Note that each case is unique and design specifically to exceed your expectations!


Note the healthy pink tissue around all the edges of the teeth. Tissue health and proper function are the two most important parts of any reconstruction.

If you are wearing down your teeth and would like to save them, give us a call!

Keep Smiling,

Dr. Chris


posted in Blog, Cosmetic Dentistry

2 thoughts on “Are You Wearing Out Your Teeth?

  1. Irina Gomzina

    I would like to ask, what is the average age for teeth to begin wearing down ?
    Kind regards,

  2. hahndds

    Dear Irina,

    I wrote a short article on this here: Wearing Out Your Teeth

    But to summarize, normal wear and tear will result in the enamel (strong, outer layer of your teeth) being worn out in your 50s. Then the wear rate increases by a factor of 7!

    So, slowing down the wear is critical 🙂

    Keep Smiling,

    Dr. Chris

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