The Physical Signs of Acid Erosion
Clinical appearance is critical to identifying acid erosion. The wear caused by acid erosion can lead to reduced thickness of tooth enamel and a change in the texture, shape, and appearance of the teeth, which may also cause teeth to become sensitive.1,2
Early-to-Advanced Signs of Erosion to Look For
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