Scientific background

Signs and symptoms of erosion

More advanced erosive lesions
First visible signs
More advanced erosive lesion

More advanced erosive lesions (distinct defects, hard tissue loss of less than 50% of surface area):
Yellowish discolouration, dentine exposed or shimmering through the thinned enamel
Rounded cusps and grooves on molars and on incisal edges
Teeth can appear pearly or translucent when thinned out
On facial surfaces, a rim of intact enamel can often be observed along the gingival margin due to the protection by sulcus fluid and plaque. Often dentine is already involved