Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (04): 695-705.doi: 10.16359/j.1000-3193/AAS.2021.0010

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A review of tooth wear of children

LI Haijun(), CHEN Huimin, LIU Liming, LIU Linru()   

  1. School of Ethnology and Sociology, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081
  • Received:2020-09-06 Revised:2020-11-09 Online:2021-08-15 Published:2021-08-17
  • Contact: LIU Linru;


Tooth wear is a multifactorial, multistage, complex and gradual process characterized by progressive loss of hard dental tissues, which could indicate dietary structure and lifestyle to some extent. Many foreign scholars have explored the tooth wear of children, including deciduous and permanent teeth wear difference, tooth wear patterns of children, and the relationship between tooth wear and malocclusion, as well as its possible related factors consisting of age, gender, dietary habit, weaning time, social division of labor and socio-economic status. However, compared with foreign research, domestic research on tooth wear of children is scarce. By summarizing related literature, this article briefly reviews the research on children’s tooth wear and gives an outlook on future research of children’s tooth wear in China.

Key words: Children, Tooth, Wear, Factors

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