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A negative impact on one or more of a firm's existing assets.


1. The gradual loss of an asset's value. See also: Depreciation.

2. The wearing away of real estate caused by natural events. For example, a rising sea level may erode a beach front property. Erosion can reduce the property's value.


The slow wearing away by natural forces such as water and wind.

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2012) Prevalence of dental erosion in adolescent competitive swimmers exposed to gas-chlorinated swimming pool water.
According to Feest, there are various ways to prevent dental erosion including using the correct toothpaste and controlling your intake of acid foods or drinks.
Drinking fizzy drinks only once a day was found to significantly increase a child's chances of suffering dental erosion," he said.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease and dental erosion in children.
One study found increased risk of dental erosion in subjects following an uncooked vegan diet.
They can help protect against heart disease and some forms of cancer - so a bit of dental erosion may be a small price to pay for the benefits.
Awareness should be raised among children, parents and educators that sports drink intake can lead to excessive caloric consumption and an increased risk of obesity and dental erosion.
The power of sour candies: a dental hygienist's battle against dietary dental erosion.
Diet-related changes are associated with an increase in the prevalence of dental erosion [Kazoulis et al.
The UK's leading independent oral health charity is reminding people that consuming too many acidic foods, as well as eating more sugary foods and drinks traditionally associated with summertime and holidays, can potentially increase the risk of dental erosion and tooth decay.
Co-author Brita Willershausena said: "Within the limits of this study, it can be predicted that frequent consumption of white wines might lead to severe dental erosion.
In a first full volume on dental erosion, restorative dentists from Europe and the US consider such aspects as defining erosion and its links to tooth wear, diagnosis, the chemistry, extrinsic and intrinsic causes, children, dentine hypersensitivity, and restorative therapy.