Soft Drink, Software and Softening of Teeth : a Case Report of Tooth Wear in the Mixed Dentition Due to a Combination

of Dental Erosion and Attrition

Arranged by: Maria Christiani 08.80.0023

Summary .

What is tooth wear? Tooth wear is the irreversible loss of tooth structure. The damage can also be costly and difficult to repair. The resulting structural loss is unsightly. impairs the function of teeth and not painful. . attrition and erosion. There are three types of tooth wear: abrasion.

. This soft drink was consumed over a period of one to two hours.A case report a 9-year-old boy with severe tooth wear as a result of drinking a single glass of soft drink per day. while he was gaming intensively on his computer.

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How it can happen? .

Glucose & acid Softening the enamel The loss of Enamel Occlusal surface become thinner .

SPECIFIC TERMS .

Enamel : the hard white shiny substance which forms the covering of a tooth Primary molars: the large teeth at the back of the mouth in humans and some other animals used for crushing and chewing food First primary mandibular molars: the first lower primary molars Food diary : a note that tracks what you eat and helps you determine how many calories you're consuming each day .

type and arrangement of teeth in a person or animal ‡ In vitro: biological processes or reactions happening outside the body in artificial conditions. especially oranges and lemons ‡ cupped lesions: an injury to a person's body or to an organ inside their body skin/brain lesions .‡ Erosion : chemical loss of dental hard tissue by an acid without bacterial involvement ‡ Attrition : physical wear through tooth-tooth contact ‡ Abrasion : physical wear produced by interaction between teeth and another material ‡ Dentition : the number. often in a test tube ‡ citric acid : a weak acid found in many types of fruit.

‡ a paediatric dental clinic:dental clinic for children ‡ caries : decay in the teeth or bones ‡ a resin-based material : a material from a thick sticky substance that is produced by some trees and that becomes yellow and hard after it is collected ‡ etiology: the scientific study of the cause of diseases ‡ an occlusal surface: a surface where the upper and the lower teeth meet ‡ radiographs : a medical tool that use radiation .

‡ buffer acidic drinks:simply one which has a pH less than 7 ‡ a protective pellicle layer: a protein layer that prevents continuous deposition of salivary calcium phosphate. ‡ Dietary counseling :a service provided those who have special dietary needs or need remedial diet plans ‡ Medication :a medicine. It is also protective to the tooth from the acids produced by oral microorganisms after consuming the available carbohydrates. from dental enamel ‡ the salivary flow rate : the flow of salivary in a certain period of time . or a set of medicines or drugs used to improve a particular condition or illness ‡ demineralization : the process of removing minerals. in the form of mineral ions.

General Terms .

as leaves. A lubricant :a liquid such as oil which is used to make the parts of an engine move easily together.. especially breath . or teeth. stage of growth.harmed or infected Juvenile :a young person who is not yet old enough to be considered Examination: when someone looks at or considers something carefully in ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Intake: order to discover somethingan act of taking in something. or help it move more easily against another one Susceptibility:when someone or something is easily influenced . horns.‡ Dilute:to make a liquid weaker by mixing in something else ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Induce: to cause something to happen Subsequent visit: next visit Prevalence: something commonly happens Deciduous:falling off or shed at a particular season. etc.

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