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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Following gingival recession, several complications develops such as hypersensitivity, probable tooth loss6 loss of esthetic appearance, plaque retention, root caries and tooth abrasion.7 The surgical treatment of gingival recession involves a shift of tissue either by sliding known as Pedicle flap procedure or by grafting, which can be a free gingival graft or connective tissue graft.
Among the acquired morphological characteristics, which differentiate men from women, tooth abrasion is the most important.
She also noted that a toothbrush with soft bristles is recommended as it will not cause gradual tooth abrasion. "'Medium' is not recommended and 'hard' should not be used at all." Al Maskari noted that dental problems are also common among adults, and advised people to take great care of their teeth and go for a dental check-up on a regular basis.
Medical history of potential oral symptoms associated with GERD was carefully collected and the following parameters was evalu- ated; brushing method, dental erosion, dental sensitivity, loss of dental structure because of abnormal attrition (clenching or bruxing of one tooth surface against another), physical wear by extraneous objects such as toothbrushes, also known as tooth abrasion, alteration of the mucosa.
Tooth abrasion and pigmentation are produced by chewing the betel or areca nuts over a long period.
Because depressed patients often lose interest in oral hygiene, and patients with mania can cause tooth abrasion and gingival injury by brushing and flossing excessively, oral health care providers must be able to recognize the signs of various mood disorders and refer patients for evaluation and treatment.
(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.
Grinding or gnashing the teeth is common in people with developmental disabilities, which can lead to tooth abrasion, periodontal disease, or a jaw joint disorder causing headaches or facial pain.
This habit, continued consciously or unconsciously over a period of time, can cause tooth abrasion and loss of tooth structure.
Key Words: Tooth wear, Tooth abrasion, Tooth attrition, Tooth erosion.
(2) Cervical tooth wear or tooth abrasion is defined as the loss of tooth substance that occurs in the absence of carious mechanisms at the cementoenamel junction of a tooth.
Tooth abrasion in unilateral Posterior crossbite in the deciduous dentition.