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    Tooth Wear

    Tooth Wear

    Refers to loss of tooth substance by means other than dental caries, It is a complex multi-factorial problem and there is difficulty identifying a single causative factor. Tooth wear is majorly the result of three processes attrition, abrasion and erosion. These forms of tooth wear can further lead to a condition known as Abfraction. To better, understand the differences between abrasion, erosion and attrition. Dental Abrasion is the result of external mechanical action on the teeth removing the tooth enamel. Erosion occurs when acids in food or from the stomach dissolve the enamel surface of the teeth. Most often, found on the tongue side of the upper teeth. Finally, Attrition results from tooth surfaces rubbing together and wearing away the tooth structure, such as through teeth grinding or a misaligned bite.

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