In a restorative practice there often is a large percentage of patients that require complex reconstructive dentistry because of advanced attritional wear. The reality is that most of those patients could have prevented the destruction of their occlusal surfaces if their dentist had been aware of the causes of wear and were observant of early signs when further progressive damage could have been prevented. Yes... attritional wear is almost always preventable.
In this whitepaper, "Why Occlusal Wear is Commonly Ignored," Dr. Peter Dawson covers the following topics:
Causes of wear
Causes of attritional wear on front teeth
Treating anterior teeth
Why the anterior end point of a slide from CR wears more than the site of the posterior interference