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Unusual Mechanical Defects of Dental Hard Tissues as a Result of Nutritional Habits in Our Population

Dora Najžar-Fleger ; School of Dentistry Department of Dental Pathology University of Zagreb, Croatia
Damir Dolinac ; Dental office Split, Croatia
Dunja Buntak-Kobler ; School of Dentistry Department of Dental Pathology University of Zagreb, Croatia
Goranka Prpić-Mehičić ; School of Dentistry Department of Dental Pathology University of Zagreb, Croatia
Jadranka Keros ; School of Dentistry Department of Dental Pathology University of Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

This paper describes cases of severe tooth wear, caused by a strong
abrasive component in bread (stone particles), and loss o f enamel and dentine o f the “pressure-chipping ” type, as a consequence o f grinding a mineralized substance (shrimps legs), which is a little known type of tooth wear in primitive Inuits of Alaska, Canada and Greenland.

Keywords

tooth wear, nutritional habits

Hrčak ID:

98283

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/98283

Article data in other languages: croatian

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