Oral Hard Tissue Disease and Home Care Management

Course Author(s): Robert  V. Faller, BS


Dental caries and dental erosion are global, prevalent issues that are largely preventable and can cause considerable pain, quality of life issues, esthetic challenges, or all. This module differentiates between caries and erosion by explaining their causes and development processes. It will then differentiate between strategies for prevention and optimal self-care.

To understand caries and erosion development, it’s necessary to understand the anatomy of teeth and their environment - genetics, and human protective factors within the oral environment and external factors at play and the complex system that works together to help stop caries and help prevent erosion.