Below are a few attrition case studies that we have seen in our 45 years prodiving dental care for the Oxnard & Camarillo communities.
Case Study 1
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.
Case Study 2
Teeth wear from dental 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.
Case Study 3
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 sturdier crowns.
Case Study 4
Root fractures caused this tooth to need extraction. It was unsavable 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 right after a root canal, do not wait and leave the exposed tooth vulnerable.Contact A Dental Hygienist