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Synonyms for erosion

(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

a gradual decline of something

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We did not measure dental erosion of the swimmers, but the athletes are well aware of the risk for erosion when swimming in gas-chlorinated pools.
According to Field, in the early stages of dental erosion, teeth have a smooth polished appearance.
Dentists had previously warned that, while tooth decay is less common as more children and adults brush their teeth regularly than in the past, dental erosion is a growing problem due to acidic drinks.
Paque, Impact of Storage Conditions on Profilometry of Dental Erosions, J.
The research was based on reports that people on a vegetarian diet may be more at risk from dental erosion.
Prevalence of dental erosion and the implications for oral health.
Dr Peter Rock, at Birmingham University, said this research identified fizzy drinks as "by far the biggest factor in causing dental erosion among teenagers.
Dental erosion caused by silent gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Findings include dietary effects on weight, serum lipid levels, symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia (a condition that is associated with all-over aching, stiffness, and fatigue of the muscles and soft tissues), rates of dental erosion, fecal microflora, cancer treatment, vitamin [B.
Combined with naturally high acidity in tthe fruit, this can contribute to dental erosion.
THE benefits to the Scottish population of eating more fruit and vegetables far outweigh any risk to dental health caused by apples, whether this be from dental erosion or dental decay.
While the runner also drank carbonated mineral water and fresh fruit juice - which are known to increase the risk of dental erosion, for the past year he had been drinking sports drinks regularly after training sessions.
The report stated that dental erosion from sports and energy drinks are "of concern" in children and adolescents, and pointed to a common ingredient - citric acid - that is "highly erosive" because it continues to eat away at tooth enamel even after a drink containing citric acid has been consumed.
6) Acid can cause dental erosion, which is defined as the "chemical dissolution of the surface of dental hard tissues by acids without the involvement of microorgan-isms.
Eating too many of these sweets could encourage tooth decay or dental erosion because of their sugar and acid content - one such sweet manufacturer was forced to amend its recipe after children suffered burned and blistered mouths.