Study finds high levels of dentine hypersensitivity in young European adults


Dentine hypersensitivity (DH) and various treatments have been used to treat the condition (Dental Elf 17th July).  Epidemiological studies have produced prevalence figures for this ranging from 1.34% to 98% so the objective of this study, was to determine by clinical examination combined with a questionnaire, the prevalence of DH in 18–35 years old Europeans [read the full story…]

Lack of evidence to support an association between occlusal risk factors and non-carious cervical lesions

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Loss of tooth surface in the cervical areas of the tooth unrelated to caries, or non-carious cervical lesions (NCCL) have been reported to occur in prevalences of between 5-85%.  These lesions can be the result of attrition, abrasion or erosion. The potential of occlusal stress to be a factor leading to abfraction has also been [read the full story…]

Primary tooth wear in children varies between 10-30% and increases with age, but is less than 10% in permanent teeth

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This systematic review was first published in 2010 and The American Dental Association Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry has now published a critical summary of this review. The appraiser noted that that the methodological approach taken was acceptable although it was restricted to a single database and to publications in English.  The review found that the [read the full story…]