DENTAL ABRASIONS IN CERRITOS, CA
Dental abrasions occur when our teeth are worn down through over brushing or ill-fitting appliances irritating tooth surfaces. Overtime, dental abrasions may not just impact the appearance of your teeth but put your oral health at risk. At Dentist of Cerritos, we can treat dental abrasions to keep your smile whole and healthy.
WHAT ARE DENTAL ABRASIONS?
A dental abrasion occurs when the tooth’s surface is worn away by something consistently rubbing or scraping against it. The result is typically a v-shaped notch on the lower two-thirds of the tooth near the gums.
Closely related to dental abrasions are erosions, which are similar but show up more as a scooped-out section on the tooth. Erosion is caused by acids and can happen in conditions such as bulimia or drinking too much soda.
Note: dental abrasions are not the same thing as an air abrasion, which is a dental technique used to clean tooth surfaces.