Tag Archives: Chemical tooth erosion

Abfraction causes

abfraction lesion

Abfraction causes or NCCL causes The cause of an abfraction, more properly known as non-carious cervical lesion (NCCL),  is debatable.  Abfraction by definition is related to occlusal stress.  Although many use the terms interchangeably, I will use NCCL to describe the lesions except where occlusal stress is believed or reported to be the cause.  NCCLs […]

Lemon sucking


This central American habit can lead to massive erosion of tooth enamel and dentin.  Below is a picture of the worst case that I have ever seen.  Unfortunately, the body compensates for the loss of eroded tooth structure by erupting the teeth further into the mouth and keeping them in contact with the opposing teeth.  […]

Tooth Erosion

tooth erosion GERD

What are the causes of tooth erosion? Tooth erosion can have several causes and may be multi-factorial but all causes of dental erosion are ACID RELATED!!!  I call them ACIDIC EVENTS. A list of dental tooth erosion causing conditions and products. Carbonated beverages (soda) – swishing any liquid before swallowing is even worse Sports and […]