Geographic comparisons of the incidence of dental erosion: a two centre study

J Oral Rehabil. 1983 May;10(3):269-77. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.1983.tb00121.x.


This study revealed that the premolars in both arches are most commonly afflicted with erosion. The same results were obtained in an earlier study conducted by Sognnaes, Wolcott & Xhonga (1972) and Xhonga, Wolcott & Sognnaes (1972) evaluating the erosion pattern on extracted teeth. These findings should be helpful in further investigation into the aetiology and treatment. Educational, epidemiological and preventive concerns derive from a study establishing the dental erosion frequency on a large population sample (approximately 600 individuals and 1500 teeth). The comparative results for both locations used will provide a more significant basis for future studies of a similar nature.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Boston
  • California
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tooth / pathology
  • Tooth Erosion / epidemiology*
  • Tooth Erosion / pathology