Risk factors in the occurrence of enamel defects of the first permanent molars among schoolchildren in Western Australia.

@article{Arrow2009RiskFI,
  title={Risk factors in the occurrence of enamel defects of the first permanent molars among schoolchildren in Western Australia.},
  author={Peter Arrow},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={405-15}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of enamel defects in the first permanent molars among children in Western Australia is higher than that reported for some European countries. The cause(s) of the defects, both white diffuse opacities and demarcated opacities, with or without hypoplasia, continue to be investigated. A recent review identified childhood illnesses and exposure to environmental toxins as putative causal factors for the occurrence of demarcated opacities (usually in association with… CONTINUE READING
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