dental erosion


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dental erosion

the chemical or mechanochemical destruction of tooth material that causes variously shaped depressions, generally at the cementoenamel junctions of teeth. The surfaces of these depressions, unlike those of dental caries, are hard and smooth. See also erosion.

dental erosion

The wearing away of the surface layer (enamel) of a tooth.
See: abrasion; attrition; bruxism
See also: erosion
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2005] observed that consuming fruit yogurt twice a week was associated with dental erosion in 36% of the children studied.
Dental erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by acid attacks from typical holiday foods and drinks.
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Some may not even realize a problem exists when their teeth are in the early stages of dental erosion.
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The show, highlighting how fizzy drinks and fruit juice can be the cause of dental erosion, was a welcome change of pace for Donna, who is more used to the media spotlight in her role as a model and presenter.
Part one introduces oral conditions and diseases, with chapters on topics such as diseases caused by oral bacteria, viral and fungal infections of the oral cavity and dental erosion.
A report said acidic additives found in fruit-flavoured snacks had an "unrecognised risk" of dental erosion, as well as containing half the calories of "full-fat" alternatives.
Dental erosion has been defined as progressive irreversible loss of hard dental tissues by a chemical process not involving bacteria [WHO, 2003].
Our love of fizzy drinks and the idea that fruit juice is a healthy alternative is causing an increase in cases of dental erosion.
Dental erosion is also caused by excessive consumption of citrus fruits, fruit juices and fizzy soft drinks.