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SUPERFICIAL ENAMEL DISCOLORATION, MANAGEMENT METHODS

Yasmeen Essa, Makki Al Makki

Enamel micro abrasion was developed to improve surface texture, remove superficial intrinsic stains, and repair enamel decalcification and texture defects. Enamel micro abrasion creates a highly polished prismless (abrosion effect), mineral rich surface, such that it takes a longer time for an acquired pellicle and, subsequently, mutans streptococci, to colonize the smooth surface. We aimed by this review to overview the most effective management technique for enamel discoloration treatment. We conducted a search through databases, for relevant studies that discussing the management of enamel discoloration. Superficial stains and irregularities of the enamel are typically what prompt people to seek dental treatment to boost their smile. These stains or problems might be due to hypoplasia, amelogenesis imperfecta, mineralized white areas, or fluorosis, for which enamel microabrasion is primarily suggested.

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