- Nov 25, 2018
Hello, I clench/grind my teeth at night. Usually I wear my night guard, but I forget to wear it around 2-4 times a month. I'm just wondering how much enamel loss is occurring with these few nights of not wearing a night guard. I'm extremely afraid of getting short teeth, and I want to preserve my teeth for as long as possible until I get old. I'm 18 so my teeth are fairly healthy, but I can see that a couple of my molars are already a little worn down (don't know if this is from before I started wearing my night guard). Am I being dramatic or can a single night of grinding wear away micrometers of enamel?