Another possibility is teeth with large restorations (fillings), that should be restored with crowns.
You may need both crowns and a night guard.
There are various reasons which include weak enamel, caries, decalcifications, bruxism, sleep apnea etc.
You should check with the dentist to check for any of these issues. Treatment is recommended to avoid tooth loss in the future. Thanks.
1. Your teeth are shifting and the teeth can’t come together properly leading to a traumatic bite that leads to your teeth chipping.
2. You have been grinding your teeth to the point that it’s causing them to become weaker and so more prone to chip, weakening them. Either way, you should see a dentist so that they can properly evaluate your bite so that they can prescribe the appropriate treatment for your specific situation.
Bryant Lee, DMD
This is a loaded question, as chipping teeth is a multifactorial issue. Most commonly, chipping teeth is a result of an imbalanced bite or nocturnal bruxism (teeth grinding at night). As teeth wear in the posterior of mouth with age or wear, front teeth hit more during chewing. The long and short, go see your dentist.
I hope this helps.
Certainly, with wear and tear this can happen. The frequency that your teeth are chipping is unusual, though. As for possible causes, you may have developed a new habit of grinding your teeth, either during the day or at night. The grinding can weaken teeth to the point of breaking. This may also be due to teeth that have large fillings. As filling size becomes larger, tooth strength and structure weakens.
I would recommend having your teeth looked at and discuss your concerns with a dentist to determine what the underlying cause may be.
Thank you for sending in your question. First of all, congratulations on the first step of caring enough about your dental health to inquire about your chipping teeth. Chipped teeth can have many different sources and it varies person to person. Some people are very hard on their teeth and grind during the night while they are dreaming. Other people have large fillings that weaken the tooth, this is why crowns (caps) are placed: to prevent teeth from breaking. I would have a dentist do a comprehensive evaluation for you so we can ensure no more teeth chip or break! We welcome new patients if you are in our area. Hope this helps!
Allison Karen White, DMD