I posteed this in another forum but I didn't know about this forum as well. I went to a periodontist yesterday for a gum cleaning and he noticed that my top and bottom canines have been worn down. It was his belief that this was due to the way my top teeth set on my bottom teeth. Is it possible that this is due to teeth grinding and not bad placement of teeth? Would an orthodontist be able to tell by looking?
There are usually three reasons for wear. Bite, grinding and diet. The canines are the first teeth to wear down in a grinding motion. You may be quiet right in thinking this is a grinding problem. A General Dentist or a Orthodontist can tell you if it is grinding or bite. I would recommend a General Dentist first.
Kourosh Maddahi, DDS
General and Cosmetic Dentist
Beverly Hills, California
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