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Caries Res. 2008;42(4):282-5. doi: 10.1159/000135674. Epub 2008 Jun 4.

Hypomineralized second primary molars: prevalence data in Dutch 5-year-olds.

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Department of Cariology, Endodontology and Pedodontology, ACTA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. m.elfrink@acta.nl

Abstract

The aim of this cross-sectional observational study was to report on the prevalence of hypomineralizations in second primary molars in 5-year-old Dutch children. In the study 386 (45% girls) 5-year-old Dutch children, all insured by a Health Insurance Fund, participated. Scoring criteria for molar incisor hypomineralization molars were adapted to score second primary molars. The prevalence of hypomineralized second primary molars (HSPM) was 4.9% at child level and 3.6% at tooth level. Most HSPMs (87%) showed demarcated opacities, followed by posteruptive enamel loss (40%).

PMID:
18523388
DOI:
10.1159/000135674
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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