Malnutrition, enamel defects, and early childhood caries in preschool children in a sub-urban Nigeria population.

OBJECTIVES:The study tried to determine if malnutrition (underweight, stunting, wasting, overweight) and enamel defects (enamel hypoplasia, hypomineralized second molar, amelogenesis imperfecta, fluorosis) were associated with early childhood caries (ECC). The study also examined whether malnutritio...

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Main Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Ayodeji Babatunde Oginni, Michael Alade, Abiola Adeniyi, Tracy L Finlayson
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2020-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232998

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