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The Scientific Basis of Oral Health EducationDental Erosion and Erosive Tooth Wear

The Scientific Basis of Oral Health Education: Dental Erosion and Erosive Tooth Wear [Dental erosion, a form of tooth wear caused by direct attack on the tooth surface of acid entering the mouth, either from beverages, acidic foods, gastric regurgitation or atmospheric pollution, is in both appearance and causation quite different from caries. Erosion not only causes dissolution of the mineral within the softened enamel layer of the tooth surface but also beneath the surface and thus renders dental hard tissue vulnerable to abrasive forces. When abrasive forces are involved (which is very often the case), the process is called erosive tooth wear. Dental erosion occurs at low pH, but there is no fixed critical pH value. Erosive tooth wear is significant in the management of the long-term health of the dentition. It is important that diagnosis of the tooth wear process in children and adults is made early and that adequate preventive measures are undertaken. These measures must include general health assessment, dietary investigation and advice together with the use of topical fluoride agents. This can only be initiated when the risk factors are known.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Scientific Basis of Oral Health EducationDental Erosion and Erosive Tooth Wear

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. This book has been previously published in 2014 by BDJ Books with the following title: The Scientific Basis of Oral Health Education, 7th edition.
ISBN
978-3-319-98206-9
Pages
49 –56
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98207-6_6
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Dental erosion, a form of tooth wear caused by direct attack on the tooth surface of acid entering the mouth, either from beverages, acidic foods, gastric regurgitation or atmospheric pollution, is in both appearance and causation quite different from caries. Erosion not only causes dissolution of the mineral within the softened enamel layer of the tooth surface but also beneath the surface and thus renders dental hard tissue vulnerable to abrasive forces. When abrasive forces are involved (which is very often the case), the process is called erosive tooth wear. Dental erosion occurs at low pH, but there is no fixed critical pH value. Erosive tooth wear is significant in the management of the long-term health of the dentition. It is important that diagnosis of the tooth wear process in children and adults is made early and that adequate preventive measures are undertaken. These measures must include general health assessment, dietary investigation and advice together with the use of topical fluoride agents. This can only be initiated when the risk factors are known.]

Published: Nov 24, 2018

Keywords: Dental erosion; Tooth wear; Acidic beverages

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