Tooth wear

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Tooth wear

Tooth wear may be due to erosion, attrition or acute trauma (tooth fracture). Tooth wear could be due to toothbrush abrasion or excessive grinding or clenching of the teeth.

Erosion of the teeth could be due to various acids that are common in our diet and it is accepted that an increase in acid intake corresponds with an increase in erosion. Generally, a pH of 5.5 0r lower is capable of softening the surface of the teeth within only a few minutes and a softened tooth surface is vulnerable to physical abrasive forces leading to irreplaceable loss and thus tooth wear. Also sensitivity is one of the most commonly reported complaints among users of in-office or at home dental bleaching materials used in whitening teeth. Decay of teeth (caries) is also another contributing factor to sensitivity.

Erosion of the teeth could be due to various acids that are common in our diet and it is accepted that an increase in acid intake corresponds with an increase in erosion. Generally, a pH of 5.5 0r lower is capable of softening the surface of the teeth within only a few minutes and a softened tooth surface is vulnerable to physical abrasive forces leading to irreplaceable loss and thus tooth wear. Also sensitivity is one of the most commonly reported complaints among users of in-office or at home dental bleaching materials used in whitening teeth. Decay of teeth (caries) is also another contributing factor to sensitivity.

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