My front teeth are getting rough. What should I do?

I’m assuming you’re talking about the biting edge of your teeth, so this answer applies to that condition.  Roughness is often the result of rubbing your upper and lower teeth together, often done while you sleep.  Roughness is usually the first sign of a grinding condition, and precedes actual change in shape of your tooth.  You may know someone that has very short teeth. That is usually the result of years of grinding, and was at some point early in their years manifested with the initial roughness you question.

Some restorative procedures may be necessary early in the condition, but usually, we recommend a guard you wear at night to prevent the wearing away of enamel caused by the rubbing together of your teeth.  Again, a diagnosis of the cause is necessary before jumping to conclusions, so if you have such a concern, let’s take a look.