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Etiology of Noncarious Cervical Lesions
Faculty Publications, College of Dentistry
  • Caren M. Barnes, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Date of this Version
10-1-2012
Citation

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene (October 2012) 10(10): 50-52.

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Copyright 2012, Belmont Publications. Used by permission.

Abstract
As the number of older adults in the United States continues to grow, this change in patient demographics will profoundly affect the practice of dental hygiene. Not only are there more older adults, but they are also retaining more of their natural teeth than ever before. The risk of alveolar bone loss; gingival recession, which can lead to exposed cervical and root areas of the teeth; and tooth wear all increase with age. The confluence of these factors raises the risk of noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs). The prevalence of NCCLs is growing, largely due to the rising numbers of older adults in current populations. Dental hygienists are well-equipped to intercept these noncarious lesions and provide appropriate education, prevention, and treatment.
Citation Information
Caren M. Barnes. "Etiology of Noncarious Cervical Lesions" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carenbarnes/14/