Hypomineralisation and drugs used during pregnancy and infancy

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Manas Dave looks at this systematic review of the association between hypomineralised second primary molars (HSPM) and drug use during pregnancy and the first year of life

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Developmental enamel defects – are they related to preterm birth?

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This review of the possible association between preterm birth and developmental defects of enamel (DDE) included 20 observational studies and suggest an increased risk of DDE in preterm children.

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Developmental defects of enamel and caries in primary dentition

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This blog post is by Hayley Foulds, current CT 1 in Paediatric Dentistry at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. The following article was the topic for discussion at the most recent Paediatric Dentistry Journal Club.

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Resin infiltration for enamel development defects and WSLs

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This review of resin infiltration for enamel development defects and WSLs included 11 studies (7 RCTs) of limited quality. They suggest it may be a feasible treatment option, but high quality studies are needed.

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Developmental defects 
of enamel and caries are they associated?

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This review includes 7 cross-sectional studies and suggests that those with developmental enamel defects have more dental caries with a pooled odds ratio OR = 2.21 (95% CI; 1.3 – 3.54).

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