Medication-related dental erosion: a review

Manuel S. Thomas, A. R. Vivekananda Pai, Amit Yadav

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Dental erosion has become a major problem that affects the long-term health of the dentition. Among the various potential causes for erosive tooth wear, the different drugs prescribed for patients may be overlooked. Several therapeutic medications can directly or indirectly be associated with dental erosion. It is the responsibility of oral health providers to make both patients and colleagues aware of drugs that may contribute to this condition. Therefore, the purpose of this discussion is to provide an overview of the various therapeutic medications that can be related to tooth erosion. The authors also include precautionary measures-summarized as The 9 Rs-to avoid or at least reduce medication-induced erosion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-6; quiz 668
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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