In-office dental bleaching and enamel microabrasion for fluorosis treatment

Luiz E. Bertassoni, Juliana M.H. Martin, Vladja Torno, Sérgio Vieira, Rodrigo Nunes Rached, Rui F. Mazur

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Abstract

Recently, mostly as a result of drinking water fluoridation, the number of young patients affected by fluorosis increased considerably. This study describes a minimally invasive technique, using in-office dental bleaching (35% hydrogen peroxide) and enamel microabrasion (silicon carbide and 12% hydrochloric acid) to eliminate fluorosis like stains. The association of techniques was efficient and can be recommended as a good conservative alternative for the treatment of fluorosis affected teeth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Dental bleaching
  • Fluorosis
  • Microabrasion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dentistry(all)

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