In-office dental bleaching and enamel microabrasion for fluorosis treatment

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

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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Dental bleaching
  • Fluorosis
  • Microabrasion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Bertassoni, L., Martin, J. M. H., Torno, V., Vieira, S., Rached, R. N., & Mazur, R. F. (2008). In-office dental bleaching and enamel microabrasion for fluorosis treatment. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 32(3), 185-188.