Primary tooth enamel loss after manual and mechanical microabrasion.

  title={Primary tooth enamel loss after manual and mechanical microabrasion.},
  author={{\^A}ngela Cristina Cilense Zuanon and Lourdes A M Santos-Pinto and Elcilaine Rizzato Azevedo and Luciana Monti Lima},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  volume={30 5},
PURPOSE This study's purpose was to assess the amount of dental enamel loss on primary incisors after manual or mechanical microabrasion with a phosphoric acid/pumice paste. METHODS Ten exfoliated primary maxillary incisors were bisected faciolingually and the resulting 20 halves were randomly assigned to 2 groups: group 1 (N = 10)-manual technique (plastic spatula); and group 2 (N = 10)-mechanical technique (rubber cup attached to a low-speed handpiece). Microabrasion was performed on the… CONTINUE READING


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