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Rafi Shaik (2017)
Publisher: Level Up Business Center
Journal: Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: Epidemiology, Primary Dentition, Prevention., Dental Erosion, General works, R5-130.5

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mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseases, stomatognathic system
BACKGROUND The pattern of oral diseases has been influenced by ever changing human lifestyle. Tooth wear especially dental erosion has drawn increasing attention as risk factor for tooth damage or loss in recent years. It is a common condition in primary dentition compared to permanent dentition due to thinner and less mineralised enamel. However, it is more worrying, when this condition is being found in an alarming proportion among children. The presence of dental erosion in children is likely to be associated with a number of general health and dietary factors, but it is also aggravated by the relatively more rapid progression of erosion in the deciduous teeth. An understanding of the aetiologies and risk factors for erosion is important for early recognition of dental erosion to prevent serious irreversible damage to the dentition. This paper discusses the erosion in children with regard to its epidemiology, prevalence, clinical features, measurement and prevention.
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