Clin Oral Invest (2017) 21:2197–2203 DOI 10.1007/s00784-016-2012-z ORIGINAL ARTICLE Prevalence of erosive lesions with respect to risk factors in a young adult population in Poland—a cross-sectional study 1 2 1 3 Izabela Strużycka & Adrian Lussi & Agnieszka Bogusławska-Kapała & Ewa Rusyan Received: 28 August 2015 /Accepted: 16 November 2016 /Published online: 15 December 2016 The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract standard for assessing erosive and related risk factors among Objective The study was conducted to investigate the preva- different populations. lence of erosive lesions and related risk factors in the popula- . . tion of 18-year-old young adults in Poland. Keywords Dental erosion Epidemiology study Risk Materials and methods Calibrated examiners measured ero- . factors BEWE sive tooth wear according to Basic Erosive Wear Examination (BEWE) scoring system in 1869 patients and assessed the impact of risk factors with a questionnaire. Introduction Results Erosion was present in 42.3% of the patients. Early damage to the enamel was the most frequent finding (BEWE Dental erosion is a process characterized by the irreversible 1)—28.9%. More advanced lesions (BEWE 2) were observed loss of hard dental tissue due to chronic and localized action of
Clinical Oral Investigations – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 15, 2016
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