Dental erosion in children

Lussi, Adrian; Jaeggi, Thomas (2006). Dental erosion in children. In: Lussi, Adrian (ed.) Dental Erosion. From Diagnosis to Therapy. Monographs in Oral Science: Vol. 20 (pp. 140-151). Basel: Karger 10.1159/000093360

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Erosive tooth wear in children is a common condition. The overlapping of erosion with mechanical forces like attrition or abrasion is probably in deciduous teeth more pronounced than in permanent teeth. Early erosive damage to the permanent teeth may compromise the dentition for the entire lifetime and require extensive restorative procedures. Therefore, early diagnosis of the condition and adequate preventive measures are of importance. Knowledge of the etiological factors for erosive tooth wear is a prerequisite for such measures. In children and adolescents (like in adults) extrinsic and intrinsic factors or a combination of them are possible reasons for the condition. Such factors are frequent and extensive consumption of erosive foodstuffs and drinks, the intake of medicaments (asthma), gastro-esophageal reflux (a case history is discussed) or vomiting. But also behavioral factors like unusual eating and drinking habits, the consumption of designer drugs and socio-economic aspects are of importance.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Lussi, Adrian; Jaeggi, Thomas and Lussi, Adrian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0077-0892

ISBN:

978–3-8055–8097–7

Series:

Monographs in Oral Science

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:48

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000093360

PubMed ID:

16687892

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/20040 (FactScience: 3121)

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