Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/3937
Type: Journal article
Title: The diagnosis and control of extrinsic acid erosion of tooth substance
Author: Yip, K.
Smales, R.
Kaidonis, J.
Citation: General Dentistry, 2003; 51(4):350-353
Publisher: Academy of General Dentistry
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 0363-6771
Statement of
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Yip KH, Smales RJ and Kaidonis JA.
Abstract: As modern societies increase their acidic food and beverage consumption, erosive tooth wear is an increasing cause of tooth destruction among young people. The primary causes can be exacerbated by xerostomia, which can be induced by dehydration, several systemic diseases, or any of a number of drugs. Initial preventive treatments are directed at eliminating extrinsic acids, reducing xerostomia and other co-factors, and increasing teeth's resistance to acid. Initial restorative treatments should be conservative, using adhesive materials. Treatment of advanced tooth tissue loss is difficult; preventive management is emphasized
Keywords: Humans; Xerostomia; Tooth Erosion; Fluorides; Dental Restoration, Permanent; Tooth Remineralization; Beverages
RMID: 0020031658
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