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Reasons for Erosion

Tooth Erosion and Abrasion are terms which refer to the loss of external tooth structure(enamel), but erosion means loss of the tooth structure by means of chemical agents and abrasion due to mechanical friction of the tooth structure with any external agent. Erosion: Tooth erosion is referred to as the loss of tooth structure due [&hellip

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Dental caries – History, Classification and Causes

Dental caries is commonly called tooth decay. Caries in latin is called as ‘rot’ or ‘decay’ and Dental caries means ‘rotten or decayed teeth’. Definition: Dental Caries is an irreversible microbial multifactorial disease of the calcified tissues of the teeth, characterized by de-mineralization of the inorganic portion and destruction of the organic substance of the tooth. [&hellip

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