Assessment of tooth wear in an ageing population.

  title={Assessment of tooth wear in an ageing population.},
  author={Martin A Donachie and Angus Willian Gilmour Walls},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  volume={23 3},
A random sample of 2222 adults aged 45 years and over was taken from the age/sex registers of two general medical practices in Newcastle upon Tyne, and asked to take part in a dental health survey. A total of 1002 individuals agreed to take part and were visited in their homes. Five hundred and eighty-six subjects were dentate and able to undergo an assessment of tooth wear using the Tooth Wear Index (TWI). Increasing wear with increasing age was observed for all cervical and occlusal/incisal… CONTINUE READING

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