Intubation and mineralization disturbances in the enamel of primary teeth.


This study was undertaken to examine the effects of intubation on the enamel development of primary teeth in children intubated during the first 3 months of life. The teeth of 35 children were examined clinically for signs of defects. Dental enamel defects were seen in 26 (74%) patients; enamel hypoplasia was seen in 15 and enamel hypomineralization in 19… (More)


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