Extrinsic causes of erosion. Behavioral factors

Zero, Dominick; Lussi, Adrian (2006). Extrinsic causes of erosion. Behavioral factors. In: Whitford, Gary M (ed.) Dental Erosion: From Diagnosis to Therapy. Monographs in Oral Science: Vol. 20 (pp. 100-105). Basel: Karger 10.1159/000093356

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During and after an erosive challenge, behavioral factors play a role in modifying the extent of erosive tooth wear. The manner that dietary acids are introduced into the mouth (gulping, sipping, use of a straw) will affect how long the teeth are in contact with the erosive challenge. The frequency and duration of exposure to an erosive agent is of paramount importance. Night-time exposure (e.g. baby bottle-feeding) to erosive agents may be particularly destructive because of the absence of salivary flow. Health-conscious individuals tend to ingest acidic drinks and juices more frequently and tend to have higher than average oral hygiene. While good oral hygiene is of proven value in the prevention of periodontal disease and dental caries, frequent toothbrushing with abrasive oral hygiene products may enhance erosive tooth wear. Unhealthy lifestyles such as consumption of designer drugs, alcopops and alcohol abuse are other important behavioral factors.

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

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0077-0892

ISBN:

3-8055-8097-5

Series:

Monographs in Oral Science

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:52

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000093356

PubMed ID:

16687888

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.21936

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21936 (FactScience: 19631)

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