Prenatal vitamin D and enamel defects


This review of the the potential impact of prenatal Vitamin D levels on enamel defects and tooth erosion included 7 studies. While the findings suggest an association between Vitamin D and emamel defects the studies varied in relation to the study designs, Vitamin D assessment methods, enamel defect assessment, and demographic characteristics of the populations studied so the findings should be interpreted very cautiously.

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Developmental enamel defects – are they related to preterm birth?


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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Molar incisor hypomineralisation: prevalence

HSPM  Molar-Incisor hypomineralisation

70 observational studies were included in this molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) prevalence. The overall prevalence of MIH was estimated to be 14.2%(95%CI; 12.6–15.8).

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Review suggests increased risk of enamel defects in children born pre-term


Enamel defects and other oral abnormalities have been reported in premature children. The aim of this review was to assess whether there is any association between premature birth and enamel opacities or hypoplasia. A search was conducted in PubMed  and Embase for follow-up, case control or cross sectional studies  published in English German, Danish, Swedish [read the full story…]

No trails available on best restorative treatments for amelogenesis imperfecta


Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a genetic disorder that presents as an abnormal formation of enamel. AI can have a range of inheritance patterns and the exact incidence is uncertain with estimates ranging from 1:700  to 1:12-14,000. Clinically, AI can be classified into four categories: hypoplastic (type I), hypomaturation (type II), hypocalcified (type III), and hypomature [read the full story…]