Symptoms of Erosion of teeth

The following features are indicative of Erosion of teeth:
  • loss of tooth structure
  • developing enamel concavities
  • lesions with undulating borders
  • lesions with an intact border of enamel along the facial gingival margin
It is possible that Erosion of teeth shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Erosion of teeth

The following are the most common causes of Erosion of teeth:
  • demineralisation of the teeth by acidic food and drink
  • perimolysis

Risk Factors for Erosion of teeth

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Erosion of teeth:
  • citric acid consumption
  • consumption of phosphoric acid
  • exposure to chlorinated swimming pool water
  • regurgitation of gastric acids

Prevention of Erosion of teeth

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Erosion of teeth. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • limiting soft drinks intake
  • choosing the low erosive soft drinks
  • improving the drinking habits
  • toothbrushing at least twice a day
  • avoiding brushing tooth within 1 hour after consuming acidic food
  • using fluoride or remineralizing toothpaste

Occurrence of Erosion of teeth

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Erosion of teeth cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Erosion of teeth most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 5-17 years

Common Gender

Erosion of teeth can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Erosion of teeth

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Erosion of teeth:
  • Physical examination: To check change in color and shape of teeth
  • Laser speckle images (LSI): To acquire information on the microstructure of the enamel and detect minimal changes

Complications of Erosion of teeth if untreated

It is not know if Erosion of teeth causes complications if left untreated.

Procedures for Treatment of Erosion of teeth

The following procedures are used to treat Erosion of teeth:
  • Gingivectomy: Removal of gingiva close to affected teeth
  • Composite resin restoration: For the treatment of dental erosion

Self-care for Erosion of teeth

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Erosion of teeth:
  • stop soft drink intake
  • use fluoride toothpaste

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Erosion of teeth.

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