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Tooth Abrasion


  • The findings of the present study indicated that subjects with unilateral crossbite in the deciduous dentition showed a significantly smaller degree of dental abrasion in the crossbite side when compared with both the opposite side and control group sides[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Individual cause factors may be subdivided into: Erosion Abrasion Abfraction Attrition Clinically however, it is difficult (if not at times impossible) to isolate a single causative factor when a patient presents with tooth wear.[shades-clinic.com]
  • It is a case of a 67-year-old male, presenting with an edentulous space in his lower right quadrant, and wearing lower anterior dentition, with an FWS of 6 mm.[doi.org]
  • It tends to present as rounded ditching around the cervical margins of teeth, commonly described as ‘shallow’, concave or wedge shaped notches.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • You should also ensure that you maintain a perfect oral hygiene in order to prevent oral bacteria from infecting the weak areas.[dentagama.com]
  • A weak coating of enamel makes the tooth prone to cavities and bacterial infection. Enamel Shaping Modifying the shape of the tooth by filing down the enamel. Enamel shaping can be used to even out a chipped tooth or slightly misaligned teeth.[vickiborowski.com]
  • Figure 1: Normally directed occlusal forces on the mandibular molar showing no changes in the cervical region Click here to view Enamel is weak in tension, [30] and thus, the tensile forces may cause disruption of the hydroxyapitite (HA) crystals, allowing[doi.org]
  • Keeping in mind that the gums are very fragile and weak, they really can’t stand up to this excessive force for too long. What happens over time is that the gums will actually recede- (in protest?) and you will have given yourself a receded gumline.[intranet.tdmu.edu.ua]
  • 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.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
Developmental Disabilities
  • 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.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Eating disorders and stressful lifestyles can also increase tooth wear through stomach acid regurgitation and tooth grinding.[toothwear.co.uk]
  • Erosion may occur with excessive consumption of acidic foods and drinks, or medical conditions involving repeated regurgitation and reflux of gastric acid. derived from the Latin word erosum, which describes the action ‘to corrode’.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Other factors which may be responsible for the high rates of erosive tooth wear described by the above studies include regurgitation, which may be involuntary, associated with conditions such as hiatus hernia, or voluntary regurgitation as seen amongst[doi.org]
Tooth Erosion
  • People with the eating disorder bulimia can get tooth erosion because of repeated vomiting. Swimmers may show signs of tooth erosion from the chlorine and other chemicals in a swimming pool. Tooth erosion looks different from abrasion.[juliegillisdds.com]
  • Tooth erosion causes a scooped out, yet smooth, depression on the surface of the tooth. Both tooth abrasion and tooth erosion can cause tooth sensitivity.[lemesosdental.com]
  • Key Words: Tooth wear, Tooth abrasion, Tooth attrition, Tooth erosion. Among the acquired morphological characteristics, which differentiate men from women, tooth abrasion is the most important.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Before and after photos on tooth erosion or abrasion from toothbrushing at gums performed in our NYC Cosmetic Dentistry office.[nycdentist.com]
  • Smales, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Tooth Erosion, International Journal of Dentistry, 2012, (1), (2012).[doi.org]
Gingival Recession
  • Gingival recession is most commonly associated with abrasion. Proximal Abrasion is caused due to fauly use of tooth picks, floss etc.[juniordentist.com]
  • Brushing gently also avoids developing gingival recession, which is the loss of gum tissue around the collar of teeth, exposing their roots.[studiodentaire.com]
  • FABIO TOFFENETTI, LORENZO VANINI and STEFANO TAMMARO, Gingival Recessions and Noncarious Cervical Lesions: A Soft and Hard Tissue Challenge, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, 10, 4, (208-220), (2007). S. J.[doi.org]
Anterior Open Bite
  • This would also aid in reducing the anterior open bite. The patient was then cleared for limited orthodontics, teeth braces, for the upper jaw only – per patient request.[nycdentist.com]
Difficulty Opening the Mouth
  • opening your mouth It’s important to note tooth wear only occurs in severe cases of bruxism and not everyone who grinds their teeth will have it.[shades-clinic.com]
  • Possible symptoms of teeth grinding include: headaches facial muscle pain (facial myalgia) earache tightness and stiffness in the shoulders pain and stiffness in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles (known as the temporomandibular joint) sleep disruption[shades-clinic.com]
  • Symptoms that support a diagnosis of bruxism include pain, popping, clicking, grating, or locking of the jaw joints (TMJ dysfunction); headaches (particularly radiating from the temples); fatigue and/or pain from the chewing muscles ( myalgia ); wear[toothiq.com]


  • If the patient’s bite is a factor in development of abfractions, treatment recommendations may include orthodontic tooth movement or a bite adjustment ( equilibration ). Other treatment may be recommended.[toothiq.com]
  • Treatment Treatment for erosion and abrasion depends on the severity of the damage. If you have a large defect that is very unsightly, you’ll likely want to have the tooth restored.[lemesosdental.com]
  • Others, such as tooth damage, can be permanent and may need dental treatment.[shades-clinic.com]
  • If that doesn’t work, your dentist may recommend further treatment to fix the tooth or teeth. Call Gulf Coast Houston Endodontics for specialized treatment.[gcendo.com]
  • On occasion, more complex treatment may be necessary to restore satisfactory function and a pleasing appearance. We look forward to helping and advising you with regard to this increasingly common problem.[toothwear.co.uk]


  • The prognosis is excellent if the problem is caught early, and the cause is eliminated. However, if the process is allowed to continue, the destruction can reach the center of the tooth, the pulp.[lemesosdental.com]
  • The first stage in developing a treatment plan is to decide which teeth have a hopelessly poor prognosis, which are sound with a good prognosis and finally which teeth require treatment and why.[doi.org]
  • Those teeth which have poor prognosis will have to be extracted. Once the affected dentition is successfully stabilized, the next treatment phase would comprise of placement of any definitive restorations.[jresdent.org]


  • The etiology of gingival erosion. J Oral Implantol 1982;10:361-2. 9. Lee WC, Eakle WS. Possible role of tensile stress in the etiology of cervical erosive lesions of teeth. J Prosthet Dent 1984;52:374-80. 10. Brady JM, Woody RD.[doi.org]
  • Etiology and pathogenesis DENTAL EROSION (ABRASIO DENTIUM) Etiology. Physiological Erasure contiguous surfaces can become pathological in the loss of posterior teeth or a direct bite.[lecheniebolezni.com]
  • Tooth surface loss revisited: Classification, etiology, and management.[jresdent.org]


  • Its application should be useful for research into the aetiology, prevention and monitoring of a condition, essentially being an epidemiological and clinical tool.[doi.org]
  • Primary Entity # Caries research : journal of the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA) ; latest achievements in the basic science, epidemiology and prevention of dental caries. a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Periodical ;[worldcat.org]
  • This index has been widely used in epidemiological studies.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • A simplified version of TWI was given by Bardsley et al. [4] when carrying out epidemiological studies on large number of adolescents in North West England.[dentalhypotheses.com]
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Age distribution


  • However, the pathophysiology of erosion is more complex. When a solution comes in contact, with enamel, it has to diffuse first through the acquired pellicle and only thereafter can it interact with enamel.[intranet.tdmu.edu.ua]


  • If prevention of tooth abrasion fails then the only option left is corrective surgery.[dentalfind.com]
  • The following information is to help you maintain the restorations and prevent future problems: The gums may be slightly tender after the anesthesia wears off. Brush and floss normally to prevent the buildup of bacterial plaque.[myparkdental.com]
  • An early diagnosis is essential so that simpler treatment, including monitoring and prevention, can be provided. Preventative advice is based on three areas; diet, lifestyle and your oral healthcare regime.[toothwear.co.uk]
  • Saliva can modulate erosive/abrasive tooth wear through formation of pellicle and by remineralisation but cannot prevent it.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • However, use of a soft toothbrush and gentle brushing technique may prevent new abrasions.[toothiq.com]

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