Do you have difficulty recognizing erosive tooth wear? This is the irreversible loss of dental hard tissue, when compared to sound and carious teeth.
Well, according to a study published in the Journal of the ADA, participants had difficulty recognizing erosive tooth wear in general and compared to sound and carious teeth at each level of severity, and they were less likely to schedule a dental appointment for care or treatment of teeth with erosive wear than caries at each level as well. Participants also found erosive tooth wear more esthetically attractive than caries at each level of severity and initial erosive tooth wear more attractive than sound teeth.
There is a tremendous lack of awareness of erosive tooth wear, which is why it is an severely underdiagnosed condition in the U.S. This study is said to be one of the first investigations into the general perceptions of erosive tooth wear.
Studies such as this one are important stepping stones in understanding how the general public identify erosive tooth wear. Unfortunately, erosive tooth wear is off of the radar.
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