Kisumbi, B.K and Watts D.C. Tooth brush/Abrasion rates of modified Glass ionomer restoratives in-vitro. African Journal Oral Health Sciences. 2000:1:1-5

Citation:
KYALE DRKISUMBIBERNINA. "Kisumbi, B.K and Watts D.C. Tooth brush/Abrasion rates of modified Glass ionomer restoratives in-vitro. African Journal Oral Health Sciences. 2000:1:1-5.". In: African Journal Oral Health Sciences. 2000:1:1-5. Taylor & Francis; 2000.

Abstract:

Objective: To remove or modify fluorotic enamel stains using a combined chemical micro-abrasion and bleaching technique. Design: An in-vivo study was carried out. A sample of 21 participants was randomly selected from patients presenting with brown staining due to flourosis as the chief complaint. Eighty nine teeth were selected based on the Thylstrup-Fejerskov Index [TFI] with a score of 4 as the acceptable maximum. Only upper anterior teeth were included in the study. Setting: The study was undertaken at the University Of Nairobi Dental Hospital, Kenya. Subjects: Patients with an expressed need for treatment of their discoloured teeth who consented to a clearly demonstrated treatment procedure constituted the sample. Results: Enamel discolouration was removed or modified yielding a uniform colour and lustre depending on the initial depth of the stain. All patients appreciated the colour change. Conclusion: A combined chemical micro-abrasion and bleaching technique is a feasible treatment modality in selected cases of enamel fluorosis.

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