Tooth Surface Loss Associated With Oral Home Care Devices: A Case Report
Mohamed A. Bassiouny*
Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mohamed A. Bassiouny
Professor of Restorative Dentistry
Temple University School of Dentistry
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 27, 2014; Accepted Date: October 30, 2014; Published Date: October 31, 2014
Citation: Bassiouny MA (2014) Tooth Surface Loss Associated With Oral Home Care Devices: A Case Report. J Oral Hyg Health 2:165. doi:10.4172/2332-0702.1000165
Copyright: © 2014 Bassiouny MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Universal consensus affirms the role of dental plaque as the single most significant etiology of dental caries and gingivitis. To prevent the occurrence of these destructive diseases, the removal of plaque by mechanical devices is employed with profound effect. Toothbrush and interdental cleansing devices such as dental floss are predominantly used for this purpose. However, serious damage to the dentition may result from the misuse of these tools. This report portrays this type of damage that is manifested as severe dental abrasion of the entire circumference of root trunks of a dentition. This condition was developed by improper use of the aforementioned devices aggressively for three decades. The resultant damage serves as a sober reminder of what not to do when performing oral home care. This report also highlights the importance of adopting a proper oral hygiene protocol following professional instructions.