Dental Erosion – An Overview with Emphasis on Chemical and Histopathological Aspects

  title={Dental Erosion – An Overview with Emphasis on Chemical and Histopathological Aspects},
  author={Adrian Lussi and Nadine Schlueter and Ekaterina Rakhmatullina and Carolina Ganss},
  journal={Caries Research},
  pages={2 - 12}
The quality of dental care and modern achievements in dental science depend strongly on understanding the properties of teeth and the basic principles and mechanisms involved in their interaction with surrounding media. Erosion is a disorder to which such properties as structural features of tooth, physiological properties of saliva, and extrinsic and intrinsic acidic sources and habits contribute, and all must be carefully considered. The degree of saturation in the surrounding solution, which… 

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