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Developmental Defects in the Teeth of Children with Special Needs

Developmental defects in the teeth of children with special needs

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Developmental Defects in the Teeth of Children with Special Needs

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Developmental defects appear as pits, lines, or discoloration in the teeth. Very high fever or certain medications can disturb tooth formation and defects may result. Many teeth with defects are prone to dental caries, are difficult to keep clean, and may compromise appearance.

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NIDCR publication:
Oral Conditions in Children With Special Needs: A Guide for Health Care Providers

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This page last updated: February 26, 2014