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Disease Tooth Attrition

Name Tooth Attrition
Synonyms Attrition, Dental | Attrition, Tooth | Dental Attrition | Dental Attritions | Occlusal Wear | Occlusal Wears | Wear, Occlusal | Wears, Occlusal
Definition The wearing away of a tooth as a result of tooth-to-tooth contact, as in mastication, occurring only on the occlusal, incisal, and proximal surfaces. It is chiefly associated with aging. It is differentiated from TOOTH ABRASION (the pathologic wearing away of the tooth substance by friction, as brushing, bruxism, clenching, and other mechanical causes) and from TOOTH EROSION (the loss of substance caused by chemical action without bacterial action). (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p86)
Categories Mouth disease
MeSH® ID D019217

Top ↑ Ancestors

DiseasesStomatognathic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Tooth Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Tooth Wear Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Tooth Attrition

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