Abrasion is the progressive mechanical wear of teeth caused by foreign external objects.
It can cause tooth wear, ranging from V shaped notches at the gum line to the destruction of the biting surfaces of the teeth.
Here are some commonly asked questions about this condition:
What can be done to prevent the Abrasion of my teeth?
Prevention is the most important part of managing tooth abrasion.
- Choose a low abrasion toothpaste as some toothpastes play a signifi cant role in causing tooth abrasion. The RDA value [Relative Dentin Abrasivity] ranges from 0-250. RDA values of 150-250 are considered the harmful.
- Use a soft toothbrush and a correct brushing technique using moderate force.
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