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Br Dent J. 2003 Jul 26;195(2):75-81.

Prevention. Part 3: prevention of tooth wear.

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Faculty of Odontology, University of Iceland, Vatnsmýrarvegi 16, IS 101 Reykjavík, Iceland.

Abstract

Non-carious destruction of teeth has been observed in archaeological material from various parts of the world and clearly pre-dates the first appearance of dental caries. Attrition, abrasion and erosion are also described in the classic text of Pindborg on the pathology of the dental hard tissues. Whilst the dental profession, at least in affluent parts of the world, was engaged in diagnosing, treating and later preventing dental caries these other causes of tooth destruction were largely ignored.

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PMID:
12881743
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bdj.4810331
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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