Treatment of moderate dental fluorosis with enamel microabrasion using a 6% hydrochloric acid and silicon carbide

a clinical case report


  • Luísa Mara Xavier de Oliveira Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • João Batista Novaes-Júnior Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Ivan Doche Barreiros Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Saul Martins Paiva Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Carolina Castro Martins Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais



Fluorosis dental, Enamel microabrasion, Dental enamel


Aim: This study aimed to report on a clinical case treated with enamel microabrasion as an effective treatment for moderate dental fluorosis.

Case report: A male patient, 12 years of age, exhibited dental fluorosis, at degrees of TF = 5 in the upper incisors and TF = 4 in the other teeth. The treatment consisted of 3 sessions, at intervals of one week between sessions, of the application of a microabrasive paste containing 6% hydrochloric acid and silicon carbide as the abrasive medium, followed by the application of 1.23% sodium fluoride. The aesthetic results proved to be clinically satisfactory, with an evident whitening of the affected tooth surfaces and the removal of the fluorotic enamel with a loss in focal structure. In addition, as the patient’s complaint had been his dissatisfaction with the appearance of his teeth, and the consequences caused by this factor, at the end of the treatment the patient showed great satisfaction with the final outcome.

Conclusion: Microabrasion of the dental enamel enhances the aesthetics of one’s smile and contributes to boosting the self-esteem and social interaction of the patient.


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How to Cite

Oliveira, L. M. X. de, Novaes-Júnior, J. B., Barreiros, I. D., Paiva, S. M., & Martins, C. C. (2016). Treatment of moderate dental fluorosis with enamel microabrasion using a 6% hydrochloric acid and silicon carbide: a clinical case report. Arquivos Em Odontologia, 50(3).




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