Enamel erosion: Impact on patient quality of life
The impact of enamel erosion on daily life
White teeth are desired by most patients. Yet enamel wear can leave teeth looking yellow and dull. Here we look at the impact of enamel erosion on patients.
Enamel erosion is a progressive condition that may have a lifetime effect on patients1
Over time, enamel erosion can lead to cosmetic changes and dentin hypersensitivity which may become a significant concern for your patients:1–3
- Change in appearance, e.g. yellowing from thinning and increased translucency2,3
- Dentin hypersensitivity4
In some cases, enamel erosion can have a significant impact on patients and may require repeated, expensive and complex restoration.1