Dr. Paul W. Davidoff BDS, B.Pharm (Univ. Syd.) phone us.. (02) 4441 5949

All about tooth wear...

 

Attrition

It is defined as physiologic wearing away of tooth as a result of tooth to tooth contact a as in mastication. Everyone wears down their teeth in one way or another during a lifetime, thus everyone suffers at least some attrition.

 

Abrasion

 

It is defined as pathological wearing of tooth substance, through some abnormal mechanical process, like from misuse of toothpaste on virtually any surface exposed to toothbrush bristles or toothpaste.

 

Abfraction

 

It is a wedge shaped defect limited to cervical area of teeth. It may resemble cervical abrasion or erosion. There is loss of cervical tooth structure secondary to repeated flexure of tooth caused by occlusal stress. It is thought that lateral occlusal forces bend the tooth with tensile stress concentrated in cervical fulcrum area, leading to disruption of enamel and dentin bonds. Once damaged the area may be enlarged secondary by abrasion, attrition, erosion.

Meet your dentist


Dr. Paul Davidoff and his highly trained team of dental professionals ensure the delivery of high quality dentistry services, tailored completely to the individual, delivered with the utmost courtesy and respect.

Dr. Davidoff takes pride in ensuring his training & skills cover modern dental techniques.

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Meet our Team


Our team realise that a visit to the dentist has traditionally been fraught with fear.

The staff at Jervis Bay Dental work hard to ensure our practice provides you with a positive treatment experience, without any worry of pain or confusion while 'in the chair'.

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Our Location


Our surgery is located at 19 The Wool Road, Vincentia. We proudly serve Jervis Bay, St. Georges Basin and surrounding areas.

We are within walking distance of Coles & the Vincentia Shopping Village and are close to public transport. Convenient, private, off street parking is available.

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