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Attrition, Erosion and Fractures

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Sever erosion and attrition is an aging problem that needs to be corrected early. Grinding your teeth at night can also causes this.

These attrition and erosion cases were corrected with composite resins.

Citric acid from lemons is a common dental problem and completely destroys teeth at an early age. I have seen cases of teen-agers that have ruined their front teeth from sucking on lemons all the time.

Attrition is accelerated by nail biting. Please stop the nail biting habit on your child before they hit junior high or they never will and cause their teeth to wear out prematurely.

Many teeth split and fracture from chewing on ice, rock hard candy, and bone pieces in food. In order to avoid this, big fillings should be replaced with crowns.

Root fractures caused this tooth to be extracted. It was unsalvageable after one half of the tooth was removed. This tooth had a root canal that was recently completed, but it split before it could be crowned. Always crown a tooth after a root canal.

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