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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-136

Effect of dried sunflower seeds on incisal edge abrasion: A rare case report


Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Kota Damansara, Selangor, Malaysia

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Priyadarshini H Ramamurthy
Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, PJU 5, Petaling Jaya, Kota Damansara, 47810 Selangor
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.212237

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Tooth surface loss (TSL) is a complex phenomenon characterized by the loss of hard tooth structure at various locations of the teeth, usually due to more than one factor. TSL due to abrasion can be significant in patients consuming coarse, abrasive diet. The present case reports an interesting incisal edge abrasion in a female patient, attributed to a particular dietary behavior of long-term consumption of sunflower seeds. All her family members and most of the people from her native place were also reported to have similar lesions by the patient. Larger epidemiological studies to assess the prevalence and severity of such abrasive lesions in geographic areas with this particular dietary habit need to be carried out so that people may be made aware and educated about alternative ways of eating sunflower seeds that will not cause any form of tooth wear.


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