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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-214

Conservative esthetic management of severe dental fluorosis with in-office power bleaching

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Ambar W Raut
19, Jalvihar Lay-Out, Near Hingna-Ring Road T-Point, Nagpur - 440 036, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/aam.aam_52_19

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Fluorosis is an endemic disease, prevailing in about 25 countries globally. Dental fluorosis is an acquired defect of enamel due to the exposure of an individual to excessive fluoride levels during tooth development. It could result in mild-to-severe discoloration of teeth, which might necessitate esthetic correction. Bleaching is one of the common treatment modalities used in the esthetic correction of such cases. In-office power bleaching is one of the techniques of tooth bleaching that involves clinical application and activation of the bleaching agent with light to accelerate the bleaching process. This case report describes the esthetic correction of severe dental fluorosis by power bleaching, without any need for invasive treatment. This report suggests that in-office power bleaching is an effective and conservative method for esthetic correction of tooth discoloration in severe dental fluorosis.

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