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The process of applying an abrasive material, such as aluminium oxide, to the tooth surface to remove superficial stains and discoloration. The abrasive material may be mixed with hydrochloric acid.

Further Reading:

Wong F. S. L., Winter G. B. Effectiveness of microabrasion technique for improvement of dental aesthetics. Br Dent J 2002;193:155–8.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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