Dental Erosion- A Significant Dental Health Concern

Dental Erosion

April is National Oral Health Month in Canada. One of the dental concerns in Canada is the growing number of people who suffer from dental erosion.

Dental erosion is an irreversible condition wherein the hard protective covering of a tooth, the enamel, gets damaged.  This usually occurs as the result of an ‘acid attack’.

Back here in Australia, the Australian Dental Association (during its oral health week in 2010) listed tooth erosion as a significant dental concerns for adult Australians. While the consumption of acidic beverages is the most common causes of tooth erosion in kids and teenagers, reduced saliva production is a common reason for dental erosion amongst adults, especially older adults.

Read more about dental erosion in this ADA PDF: http://www.dentalhealthweek.com.au/2010/images/Downloads/DHW_FactSheet_Seniors_Web.pdf

Meanwhile, check out Canadian Dental Association’s oral health month page for some downloadable activity sheets  for both kids and adults:

http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/cda/media_room/health_month/

 

 

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