When the outer layers of the tooth structure start to weaken the condition is called Dental Abrasion. Any material which may cause friction against the teeth causing the weakening of the enamel layer leads to Dental Abrasion. It is mainly caused due to the rigorous brushing of teeth. Other causes include chewing on fingernails, pencils or overuse of toothpicks
HOW IS DENTAL ABRASION DIAGNOSED?
Dentists perform a thorough dental examination with a mirror for ascertaining dental abrasion. The doctor also enquires about your eating and drinking habits to find out the underlying cause of abrasion. They may also look out for any old fillings of other foreign objects that cause the erosion of tooth
HOW IS DENTAL ABRASION TREATED?
Modifying your dental habits may help prevent dental abrasion. Existing cavities caused by erosion can be treated by filling or by placing dental crowns. For severe dental abrasion root canal treatment may be required
DID YOU KNOW?
The teeth most commonly affected by dental abrasions are premolars and canines.