Dietary habits which include very hard or fibrous foods. In moderation, this is not a concern, but an excessive habit of eating particularly abrasive foods can lead to tooth abrasion. Examples of this would be sunflower seeds, or certain grains and nuts. Dental products come in a wide range of abrasiveness. Because exposure to abrasive toothpastes occurs on a daily basis, it is important to select products that will minimize the abrasive risk to your teeth. Examples include toothbrushes with excessively hard bristles and some toothpastes that contain highly abrasive particles.