Study finds high levels of dentine hypersensitivity in young European adults

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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…]