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Patients hate or at least don’t usually like having their teeth worked on.  Dental treatment is often avoided due to discomfort, so whatever we can do to make dental visits easier and more comfortable for our patients the better!  One of the things they do not like is having work done on their teeth and dealing with all the water spray. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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