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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96-100

Abrasivity of dentrifices: An update

1 Department of Orthodontics and Dento Facial Orthopedics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dento Facial Orthopedics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, IMS-BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Vipul Sharma
Orthodontics and Dento Facial Orthopaedics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, IMS-BHU, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.182662

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Tooth abrasion is a leading dental problem in common population. The main culprit of this is toothpaste abrasives. Hence, measurement and standardization of toothpaste is required. Various recommended methods were described previously. However, radioactive dentin abrasion (RDA) is the mostly followed method. In this article, we presented the basic need of toothpaste abrasivity testing, brief description of the recommended methods, different etiologies of tooth wasting other than caries, and RDA values of different tooth pastes.

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