Per the recommendation of the CDC and the ADA, The Smile Shop is postponing any non-essential dental treatment at this time as a preventative measure to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak.  We are still accepting new patients as well as treating for dental emergencies. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call (919) 941-5549, leave a detailed message, and a team member will contact you promptly.
The Smile Shop
Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS

Toothbrush Abrasion & Abfraction

Improper brushing techniques can damage the gums and teeth over time. The aggressive pressure of a toothbrush and even a history of clenching and grinding your teeth can lead to notches evident in these photos.   As you can see, the gums have receded exposing the root of the tooth and the protective enamel layer is gone.  Not only does it affect the aesthetics of your smile, but it can also lead to sensitivity issues.

These areas can be restored and protected with tooth-colored composite restorations.

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