Prevalence of dental attrition among 5-11 year-old children in Albu-Etha village (Baghdad)


Background: Dental attrition is one of the problems affecting the tooth structure. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of dental attrition.Materials and methods: a sample of 98 children aged 5-11 years in Albu-Etha village in Baghdad was examined according to Hansson and Nilner classification.Results: The results showed that boys had higher attrition scores than girls and most of the diagnosed dental wear was of a grade II and mostly in the canine regions. Dental wear of primary teeth was found mostly in the canines while dental wear of permanent teeth was found mostly in the incisors.Conclusion: Dental attrition was found to be higher in permanent teeth than in primary teeth.