Decision-making in the management of the patient with dental erosion.J Calif Dent Assoc. 2011 Apr; 39(4):259-65.JC
The clinical signs of dental erosion are initially subtle; yet they often progress because the patient remains asymptomatic, unaware, and uninformed. Erosion typically works synergistically with abrasion and attrition to cause loss of tooth structure, making diagnosis and management complex. The purpose of this article is to outline clinical examples of patients with dental erosion that highlight the strategy of early identification, patient education, and conservative restorative management.