tooth abrasion

tooth a·bra·sion

loss or wearing away of tooth structure caused by the abrasive characteristics of substances other than foods.

tooth a·bra·sion

(tūth ă-brāzhŭn)
Loss or wearing away of tooth structure caused by abrasive characteristics of nonfood substances.
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She also noted that a toothbrush with soft bristles is recommended as it will not cause gradual tooth abrasion.
Tooth abrasion and pigmentation are produced by chewing the betel or areca nuts over a long period.
19,20) The mandibular central incisors were affected after six months (20) and two years (19) of usage, but no tooth abrasion was observed in these cases.
20) Other complications, such as chipped or fractured teeth (19,23,27) interproximal bone loss, (26) tooth abrasion and galvanic currents produced by the jewelry, and lingual gingival trauma, (18,19) have been observed in patients with tongue piercings.
This habit, continued consciously or unconsciously over a period of time, can cause tooth abrasion and loss of tooth structure.