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J Am Dent Assoc. 1990 Apr;120(4):411-5.

Enamel microabrasion for removal of superficial dysmineralization and decalcification defects.

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.


Enamel surface "dysmineralization" can be defined as a disturbance in formation of the inorganic component of enamel during amelogenesis. Enamel microabrasion, a method of removing certain enamel dysmineralization and decalcification coloration defects, is described. In many cases, with insignificant and unrecognizable loss of enamel, superficial enamel discoloration defects can be permanently eliminated, improving the appearance of treated teeth.

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