Assessment and management of dental erosion

Wang, Xiaojie; Lussi, Adrian (2010). Assessment and management of dental erosion. Dental clinics of North America, 54(3), pp. 565-78. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier

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Studies have shown a growing trend toward increasing prevalence of dental erosion, associated with the declining prevalence of caries disease in industrialized countries. Erosion is an irreversible chemical process that results in tooth substance loss and leaves teeth susceptible to damage as a result of wear over the course of an individual's lifetime. Therefore, early diagnosis and adequate prevention are essential to minimize the risk of tooth erosion. Clinical appearance is the most important sign to be used to diagnose erosion. The Basic Erosive Wear Examination (BEWE) is a simple method to fulfill this task. The determination of a variety of risk and protective factors (patient-dependent and nutrition-dependent factors) as well as their interplay are necessary to initiate preventive measures tailored to the individual. When tooth loss caused by erosive wear reaches a certain level, oral rehabilitation becomes necessary.

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

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Wang, Xiaojie and Lussi, Adrian








Eveline Carmen Schuler

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04 Oct 2013 14:08

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25 Jan 2017 12:16

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