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What are non-carious cervical lesions?

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Non-carious cervical lesions

Dental abfraction is one of the non-carious cervical lesions, but there are mainly three types. Many teeth problems comes from bacteria for example cavities, which appears due to the lack of hygiene, these bacteria can pierce the tooth and reach the root and make the tooth useless.

In the case of non-carious cervical lesions, after the enamel has worn away at the level of the neck of the teeth, it can cause sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and food. In other words it is the loss of hard dental tissues produced by a lot of weight on the teeth, such as the forces produced by occlusal pressure.

This dental damage affects mainly the vestibular surface of canines and premolars of adults and the elderly. Non-carious lesions are damages caused by tooth wear, which causes an exaggerated response of pain related to the exposure of dentin to chemical, tactile or thermal stimulus.

Non-carious cervical lesions

Types of non-carious cervical lesions

Abfraction

It is the involuntary act of grinding or clenching the teeth for different reasons, with stress being the main one.

Abrasion

It is characterized by presenting a smooth, polished, smooth surface, with regular contour.

Erosion

This is the chronic and painless loss of tooth structure due to the action of non-bacterial acids from citrus fruits, soft drinks, wines, medicines.

Dental abfraction

What actions can damage your teeth?

  • Brush your teeth incorrectly: The use of a brush with hard bristles and a bad brushing technique can make you have dental problems, this is why dentists recommend to brush your teeth softly and in circles.

Brushing teeth

  • Chewing gum: This is something that dentists usually recommend to produce more saliva, but when you chew gum every day you can wear your teeth due to the constant pressure of the chewing.

Chewing gum

  • Clench your teeth: This is the main reason of why someone can have dental abfraction, this bad habit is called bruxism, and it usually happen unconsciously due to stressful situations.

Bruxism

  • Consuming many acids in drinks and food: When you drink cola, sodas, black tea, and juicy drinks you can develop this kind of oral injuries. Acids like orange, lemon and grapefruit are recommended to clean your stomach and because they contain vitamins, but do not drink them daily, it can wear your teeth enamel.

Orange juice acids

  • Eating disorders like bulimia: These eating disorders are living in many young people and even in adults, purging is practiced after feeling ashamed of your body, but what most of these people do not know is that bulimia gives you several dental issues like erosion.

Bulimia erosion

Treatments to reduce the risks of non-carious cervical lesion

  1. Resins: It is an aesthetic paste that thanks to its flexibility adapts perfectly to the surfaces of the teeth.
  2. Occlusal guard: It is a mouth guard that acts as a clear acrylic cover.
  3. Psychological treatment: If you have an eating disorder like bulimia you need to be attended for a psychologist.

If you have a dental problem, contact our clinic, one of our professionals can help you to restore your smile. We are located in the beautiful city of Sunny Cancun. Our clinic have the most affordable prices for your needs.

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How can eating disorders affect my teeth?

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Some people try to avoid this subject, because it is too delicate, but it is important to know if you have an eating disorder, or if you know someone with this mental disease.

An eating disorder is a mental illness that can be mostly related to a body image, for example, we can mention 3 that are related to the mouth and stomach: Anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eaters.

Anorexia

Consist in avoiding food by self control, the patient wants to be thin. They seem themselves as fat people, and they are never thin enough for them. They can also vomit, use laxatives and diuretics. And also they do a lot of exercise.

Bulimia

They eat compulsively and after eating they vomit, this can be repeated more than one time every day. They also feel guilty and fat, because they consume too much candy and unhealthy food. This is the most harmful mental illness for the mouth and teeth, from the 3 mentioned. It is also related to the use of diuretics and laxatives.

Compulsive eating

This is similar to bulimia, just because they eat in a compulsive way, but the difference is that the patient do not vomit or purge. This kind of disease if one of the most visibles in many countries like the USA and Mexico. They also feel guiltiness.

Each one of this diseases have different consequences. For example, anorexics suffer from xerostomia, which consists in dry mouth, this can weaken your teeth, at any time they could fall out of your mouth. Them can also lose their color.

Bulimia can make you lose all your teeth, depending on your purging habits, this is a terrible practice, because the acids produced by the stomach are expelled through the mouth, hurting your teeth.

Compulsive eating disorder can be also damage, this can provoke cavities and many other diseases.Eating too much does not mean that you are healthier.

But all this mental disorders can also affect your general body health. Woman can lose their period, and both men and woman can lose their hair. Other harmful consequences are: cardiac problems with a big risk of a heart attack, constipation, renal insufficiency, dry mouth and lips, mouth injuries, gums bleeding, extreme sensitivity to cold and hot drinks and food and dental erosion.

Actually, many bulimics have to use dentures due to their mouth and teeth damage.

We can also metion other mental diseases realted to body image and weight, but them are not related so related to the mouth as these three mentioned diseases, but this are: vigorexia, orthorexia, and dismorphic body disorder.

As you can see, mental disorders are highly risky and harmful for your mouth, and body health. The best thing to do is to see a psychologist and also a dentist and a doctor. Mental health is so important and body and teeth health.