Effects of preterm birth on oral growth and development.

  title={Effects of preterm birth on oral growth and development.},
  author={Wan Kim Seow},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  volume={42 2},
Preterm and low birthweight children comprise approximately 6 per cent of all live births. They are prone to many serious medical problems during the neonatal period which may affect the development of oral tissues. The present paper reviews the results of this author's own decade of research into the oral development of preterm children in the light of current understanding of the field. Studies have shown a high prevalence of generalized enamel hypoplasia in the primary dentition of around 40… CONTINUE READING


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