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Gen Dent. 2013 Aug;61(5):e1-4.

A conservative treatment approach using direct composite resins for anterior teeth eroded by lemon sucking.

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School of Dentistry, University of Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.


An excessively acidic diet results in the progressive deterioration of dental health, with functional, esthetic, and biological consequences. Previously, rehabilitation required placing numerous full crowns and root canal treatments; however, with improved adhesive techniques, a more conservative approach may be utilized to preserve tooth structure. This article describes 2 cases that utilized conservative dental treatments (involving direct composite resins with minimal preparation of the tooth structure) to treat eroded dentition induced by lemon sucking.


citric acid; composite resin; erosion

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