Article: Volume 48 Number 3 Page 173 - March 2021

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Editorial:  Treating tooth wear in primary dental care

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Abstract: If general dental practitioner readers can remember back to the halcyon (even if we did not think that it was thus at the time!) pre-pandemic times, they will be aware that the incidence of tooth wear (TW) in their patients was increasing, the volume of the problem being confirmed by a 2018 review in which in which indicated a global prevalence of 20–45%, and erosion in permanent teeth in the UK being between 12% and 100% depending upon which study was cited.

Author notes: FJ Trevor Burke