Scientific article
Open access

Minimally invasive treatment of white spot enamel lesions

Published inQuintessence international, vol. 38, no. 8, p. 633-636
Publication date2007

This article describes a technique used to treat superficial white spot lesions by a minimally invasive approach. The proposed technique is based on reactivation of enamel by elimination of its hypermineralized external layer through microabrasion, followed by daily home application of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate complexes (CCP-ACP). The technique may allow elimination of white spot lesions without involving restorative procedures. Microabrasion followed by long-term daily home application of CCP-ACP may be considered an interesting alternative to the restorative approach for treatment of white spot lesions.

  • Cariostatic Agents/administration & dosage
  • Caseins/administration & dosage
  • Combined Modality Therapy/methods
  • Dental Caries/therapy
  • Enamel Microabrasion/methods
  • Humans
  • Microabrasion
  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • White spot lesions
Citation (ISO format)
ARDU, Stefano et al. Minimally invasive treatment of white spot enamel lesions. In: Quintessence international, 2007, vol. 38, n° 8, p. 633–636.
Main files (1)
Article (Published version)
ISSN of the journal0033-6572

Technical informations

Creation02/23/2016 8:34:00 AM
First validation02/23/2016 8:34:00 AM
Update time03/15/2023 12:28:56 AM
Status update03/15/2023 12:28:56 AM
Last indexation08/30/2023 8:34:36 AM
All rights reserved by Archive ouverte UNIGE and the University of GenevaunigeBlack