attrition

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attrition

noun decrease, disintegration, dwindling, erosion, fading, falling off, lessening, waning, wearing away
See also: erosion
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Oral examination revealed limited mouth opening, ulcerated areas on the tongue and buccal mucosa due to biting and severe dental attrition.
Additionally, severe dental attrition, early loss of primary teeth and some of the permanent teeth had led to bone loss in this patient; therefore, we could not provide an optimum occlusion.
9:45 AN ANALYSIS OF DENTAL ATTRITION RATES AND CARIES IN A LATE MINOAN POPULATION FROM PALAIKASTRO, CRETE, GREECE, Bridget N.