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Defects in the quantity or quality of enamel (outer tooth coating) that occur during the development of baby teeth indicate a risk for enamel defects in the adult teeth.*  This, screening, and the early detection of tooth decay, are important reasons to take baby for a dental check up by his/her first birthday.^

 

Sources:

*Prevalence of demarcated hypomineralisation defects in second primary molars in Iraqi children.

Ghanim A, Manton D, Mariño R, Morgan M, Bailey D.

Int J Paediatr Dent. 2013 Jan;23(1):48-55.

^AAPD. Policy on Early Childhood Caries (ECC): Classifications, Consequences and Preventive Strategies (2011)

http://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/P_ECCClassifications.pdf

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