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Microabrasion in the management of enamel discolorations in paediatric dentistry: a systematic review

  • Isabelle Blanchet1,2,3,*,
  • Ariane Camoin1,2,3
  • Corinne Tardieu1,2,3
  • Bruno Jacquot1,2,4

1Dental school, Medical and Paramedical Sciences Faculty, AixMarseille University, 13005 Marseille, France

2APHM Timone Hospital, 13005 Marseille, France

3ADES CNRS EFS UMR 7268, AixMarseille University, 13344 Marseille, France

4EA4203, Laboratory BioHealth and Nanosciences, Dental school, Montpellier University, 34193 Montpellier, France

DOI: 10.22514/jocpd.2022.015 Vol.47,Issue 1,January 2023 pp.17-26

Submitted: 04 July 2022 Accepted: 17 August 2022

Published: 03 January 2023

*Corresponding Author(s): Isabelle Blanchet E-mail:


Structural abnormalities of the anterior teeth could be aesthetically compromising in young patients. The dentist must provide solutions while preserving dental tissue. Microabrasion approach can be a solution. We conducted a systematic literature review to evaluate whether microbrasion treatment in paediatric dentistry can improve aesthetic in cases of pre- or post-eruptive discolorations on tooth enamel. 741 articles published up to September 2021 were selected from 3 databases using the key word “microabrasion”. 11 prospective studies including 6 randomized were relevant to the inclusion criteria. Microabrasion appears to be an effective and reliable technique for the management of pre and post enamel discoloration in paediatric dentistry, especially in fluorosis. More high-powered, well-conducted randomized studies with complete evaluation criteria are needed for other types of spots. Standardization of criteria for assessing treatment success and of the protocol required should be explored.


Dental enamel; Microabrasion; Aesthetic; Paediatric dentistry; Minimally invasive dentistry

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Isabelle Blanchet,Ariane Camoin,Corinne Tardieu,Bruno Jacquot. Microabrasion in the management of enamel discolorations in paediatric dentistry: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2023. 47(1);17-26.


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