We use our teeth naturally to chew every day, but if our teeth come together more frequently, they can wear at a more rapid rate. Some people touch their teeth together during the day or at night in habits such as chewing on nails, clenching and/or bruxism (grinding). Bringing the teeth together more frequently than desired results in loss of enamel and then a showing of the second layer of the tooth, called dentin, which appears more yellow and discolored. For many people, these actions are subconscious and do not cause discomfort, making them unaware. Please schedule an appointment so we can evaluate and discuss your preventative and restorative options.