Abrasion is a mechanical wear of the tooth caused by forces other than those of the chewing.

The most frequent causes of abrasion are:

  • Toothbrush with hard bristles, used with an abrasive toothpaste
  • Horizontal brushing
  • Excessive pressure exerted during the brushing
  • Bad customs (objects placed between the teeth such as nails, bobby pins, pins, pipe, etc.)

The gingival receding often precedes abrasions.

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