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Can Teeth Move Over Time as They Wear?

September 28, 2020

Can teeth get longer or move over time as tooth wear occurs? This is a very good question because so many people grind their teeth or have extensive wear.  If the teeth wear down and then nothing else happened, there would be gaps between the teeth and the teeth would no longer fit together!  Can the teeth move as you grind them down – the […]

Preventing Tooth Erosion or Tooth Attrition

July 1, 2017

Filed under: Tooth Erosion,Tooth Reshaping/Bite Adjustment — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 8:00 am

Is tooth erosion or attrition part of the normal aging process?  Yes and NO! Tooth erosion is not from normal aging, tooth attrition is.  See below for definitions. Is it natural for our teeth to wear down and become shorter as we age?  Yes, your teeth will wear from chewing food, but not very much!  Normal chewing  should only cause you to lose about 1 […]

Tooth Reshaping For A More Attractive Smile

April 14, 2016

Filed under: Tooth Reshaping/Bite Adjustment — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 11:14 pm

Tooth Reshaping May Be All It Takes For A More Attractive Smile This blog discussed the option of tooth reshaping for a simple and permanent smile makeover.  Tooth reshaping is also called a bite adjustment and this treatment is done for several reasons: Smooth a rough edge of a tooth that is bothering a patient Eliminate a ‘high spot’ that was the result of a […]