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…]