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Preventing Tooth Erosion or Tooth Attrition

July 1, 2017

Filed under: Tooth Erosion,Tooth Reshaping/Bite Adjustment — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 8:00 am

Is tooth erosion or attrition part of the normal aging process?  Yes and NO! Tooth erosion is not from normal aging, tooth attrition is.  See below for definitions. Is it natural for our teeth to wear down and become shorter as we age?  Yes, your teeth will wear from chewing food, but not very much!  Normal chewing  should only cause you to lose about 1 […]

Tooth Erosion and Abrasion are Different -Why?

January 7, 2016

Filed under: Tooth Erosion — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 10:42 pm

What is Tooth Erosion or Abrasion? Tooth erosion and abrasion are very different but both are very destructive!  Tooth erosion or acid erosion, also known as dental erosion, is a type of tooth wear. It is defined as the irreversible loss of tooth structure due to chemical dissolution by acids.  This is very different from tooth loss due to dental decay or trauma and is not of bacterial […]

What is Tooth Erosion?

August 25, 2014

Filed under: Dental Health,Diet for Health,Tooth Erosion — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 6:29 pm

What is tooth erosion? In the photo to the right you can see the yellow dentin showing on a first molar with severe tooth erosion.   All of the white enamel has been eroded away exposing the underlying yellow dentin.  These particular molars (first molars) typically erupt when a patient is about six years old and they are meant to last a lifetime.  So, keeping […]