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A Study Reveals that Tooth Wear is a Global Health Concern

by Pooja Chauhan Freelance Professional

A study carried out in seven European nations back in 2013 and presented on February 6, 2018, before global delegates on the opening day of the “Dubai’s 22nd UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition” (AEEDC). It demonstrated that just like tooth decay or dental caries, tooth wear had become the other major challenge in dental care and oral hygiene. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who serves as the UAE Minister of Finance, head of Dubai Health Authority, and Deputy Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the AEEDC at the Dubai World Trade Center. The conference attracted prominent personalities from the Gulf nations.   

Dr. Marc Nehme, the managing director of Euro Health Consulting and area director of AG-Middle East & Africa, presented the study titled “Pan-European Epidemiology Study on Non-Carious Cervical Lesions and Associated Risk Factors. He carefully took the international delegates at the AEEDC through the study. Speaking to The Gulf Today concerning the study, Nehme said that it is the responsibility of every dentist in Dubai to own the problem.

What is tooth wear?

According to Nehme, tooth wear is the loss of enamel, the tooth’s upper surface, due to a wide array of factors like food preferences and teeth brushing method. If left unattended to by a qualified dentist in Dubai, this condition can result in damage to the enamel or development of dentin under the enamel. He advises people with such conditions to visit any registered dental clinic in Dubai.

Nehme believes that tooth wear is a global public health concern, so dentists and various professionals in the oral hygiene community must actively participate in raising the awareness concerning tooth wear. In his lecture dubbed “Global Perspective on Tooth Wear – the 21st Century Dental Threat,” Nehme pointed out that World Health Organization raised the alarm concerning tooth wear.

Nehme, with more than 12 years of experience in consumer healthcare, broad pharmaceutical and dental sector, also pointed out that he partnered with prominent dentists in Finland, France, Latvia, Estonia, Italy, UK, and Spain for the 2013 study. Prior to the study, GlaxoSmithKline, a leading British drug company, had received many complaints from young persons concerning “sharp (tooth) pain.”

How to prevent tooth wear

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice on a daily basis is a key strategy for keeping your enamel as strong as possible. Rinsing daily using a mouthwash that contains fluoride is also a perfect idea. If you adhere to all these things, but you are still struggling with stubborn enamel erosion, you should consider changing your diet. Try to minimize the number of acidic foods and drinks from your diet. Dr. Nehme recommends regular dental check-ups for people with severe tooth wear since they may abstain from brushing their teeth due to a severe toothache.

How to treat severe enamel erosion and loss


Since it is impossible to regrow the outer surface of the teeth once it has eroded, dentists offer artificial replacements. They use dental bonding techniques to fill the worn gaps, especially for mild cases. For severe cases, Dental implants in Dubai come in handy.



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