With time everything loses its luster, a smile is no different. Why let your smile fade with age? Take action now to maintain a dazzling smile for a lifetime. Protecting your teeth from excessive wear is key. Tooth erosion, which is the breaking down of enamel on the teeth can be avoided, by reducing consumption of acidic foods and carbonated drinks. Chewing, clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth also causes gradual loss of enamel. Once the layer of enamel is compromised it can lead to discoloration, tooth fractures, and even pain. Excessive wear can be restored with professional treatments, crowns or veneers. So to prevent a worn out lack luster smile, consult with your dentist today.