Enamel Wear: Overview
Acid erosion and enamel wear
Enamel wear is a multifactorial state that may have lasting effects.1 While enamel is equipped to respond to normal daily acid challenges, frequent and prolonged acid exposure can lead to progressive demineralisation. In this acidic environment, enamel may be unable to remineralise quickly enough between challenges to avoid permanent damage over time.1,2
With changes in diet and lifestyle, and increasing life expectancy, enamel wear is becoming an increasingly significant challenge in the long-term management of dental health.3 Erosive damage may compromise dental health for the rest of the patient’s lifetime, potentially requiring repeated, expensive and complex restoration.3
Enamel wear effects
Potential patient impact: Long-term enamel wear can lead to a loss of enamel surface features, yellow appearance due to enamel translucency, occlusal cupping and dentine hypersensitivity6
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Impact on patient quality of life
Find out about the impact enamel wear has on patients’ daily lives.
The Sensodyne range
Find out how Sensodyne can help patients suffering from tooth sensitivity due to enamel wear.