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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We did not measure dental erosion of the swimmers, but the athletes are well aware of the risk for erosion when swimming in gas-chlorinated pools.
The association between acid reflux and dental erosion was first described by Howden in 1971 and was confirmed in other studies later, both in the adult population and in children.
Amanda Feest, Dental Nurse team manager, National Health Services, UK, and Sue Field, tutor and examiner for the National Examination Board of Dental Nurses, UK, will run a workshop on the issue of dental erosion and the role of fluoride in prevention at the upcoming Middle East Dentistry Conference.
Dentists had previously warned that, while tooth decay is less common as more children and adults brush their teeth regularly than in the past, dental erosion is a growing problem due to acidic drinks.
If a regular habit of brushing the teeth is not nurtured among kids, these acidic formations can create cavities across the dental rows which can lead to tooth decay and dental erosion, which would require treatment at a later stage," the doctor says.
The sugar content is very high and may contribute to dental erosion.
Too much of these drinks can be hazardous for our health as they cause problems such as obesity, diabetes, dental erosion and kidney problems.
Schmuck, X-ray Contact Microradiography to Characterize Dental Erosion, Deminerali-zation and Remineralization, J.
In addition to the sucrose content in medicines and the caries risk in children, these products sometimes have a low pH, which increases the risk of dental erosion (8).
The dentist notices dental erosion on the anterior- portion of the maxillary teeth.