Dental 'erosion' revisited.

  title={Dental 'erosion' revisited.},
  author={John O Grippo and Marvin Simring},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={126 5},
  pages={619-20, 623-4, 627-30}
The term "erosion," as currently used in dentistry, is not only a misnomer but also is misleading, according to the authors. The authors highlight the critical roles of occlusal function and parafunction in the multifactorial etiology of cervical lesions and relate their significance to clinical practice. They propose a revised nomenclature for and classification of dental hard tissue lesions.