Trends of oral health care and dental treatment needs in relation to molar incisor hypomineralisation defects: a study amongst a group of Iraqi schoolchildren.

@article{Ghanim2012TrendsOO,
  title={Trends of oral health care and dental treatment needs in relation to molar incisor hypomineralisation defects: a study amongst a group of Iraqi schoolchildren.},
  author={Aghareed M. Ghanim and David John Manton and Michael Vivian Morgan and Rodrigo J. Mari{\~n}o and Denise Louise Bailey},
  journal={European archives of paediatric dentistry : official journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={171-8}
}
BACKGROUND The dynamic properties of molar-incisor-hypomineralisation lesions (MIH) may impact negatively on personal daily oral care resulting in increased treatment needs. AIMS To describe and compare individual oral health care practices between MIH-affected and non-affected children, to evaluate and compare dental treatment needs between hypomineralised and non-hypomineralised first permanent molars, and to explore the role of reported fluoride exposure in the development of MIH. STUDY… CONTINUE READING