Gastrointestinal Issues and Dental Erosions in Children

  title={Gastrointestinal Issues and Dental Erosions in Children},
  author={Javier J. Monagas and A. Suen and A. Kolomensky and P. Hyman},
  journal={Clinical Pediatrics},
  pages={1065 - 1066}
Dental erosions affect 2% to 5% of the population. Dental erosions are defined by loss of tooth enamel due to a chemical process that does not involve bacteria. Dental caries involve tooth damage due to bacteria. When teeth are exposed to acid for a prolonged time, dissolution of tooth surface occurs. Enamel dissolution occurs at a pH of 5.5 and below. Dental erosions are caused by acid that can be either from an intrinsic or extrinsic source, or a combination of them. Vomiting, regurgitation… Expand
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