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Dental enamel hypoplasia

Kate McGrath, Sireen El-Zaatari, Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, Margaret A Stanton, Donald J Reid, Tara S Stoinski, Michael R Cranfield, Antoine Mudakikwa, Shannon C McFarlin
OBJECTIVE: Linear enamel hypoplasia (LEH) is a condition marked by localized reductions in enamel thickness, resulting from growth disruptions during dental development. We use quantitative criteria to characterize the depth of LEH defects and "normal" perikymata in great apes. We test the hypothesis that mountain gorillas have shallow defects compared to other taxa, which may have led to their underestimation in previous studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Previous attempts to characterize LEH morphology quantitatively have been limited in sample size and scope...
February 20, 2018: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
G Minervini, A Romano, M Petruzzi, C Maio, R Serpico, A Lucchese, V Candotto, D Di Stasio
Orofaciodigital syndromes (OFD) are rare genetical disorders characterized by malformations of the mouth (oris), face (facies), hands and feet (digitus = finger, toe). It is still impossible to fully understand the whole spectrum of all dysfunctions due to OFD, since the expressions of the syndrome vary in each patient. There are various alterations, thoroughly described in literature that can affect the oral cavity such as dental caries, abnormal teeth, enamel hypoplasia, supernumerary teeth and dental agenesis...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
G Minervini, A Romano, M Petruzzi, C Maio, R Serpico, D Di Stasio, A Lucchese
Orofaciodigital syndrome (OFD) is a group of hereditary disorders identified by malformations of the mouth (oris), face (facies), hands and feet (digitus=finger and toe). Although there are several different types reported in the literature, there is a great overlap in their clinical presentation. The full spectrum of all disorders due to OFD is not yet fully understood, since each patient shows variations in the expression of the syndrome. In the oral cavity, teeth are often affected by various alterations, such as dental caries, abnormal teeth, enamel hypoplasia, supernumerary teeth and dental agenesis...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Rubens Caliento, Dmitry José de Santana Sarmento, Érika Mont'alverne Pereira Silva, Tânia Regina Tozetto-Mendoza, Priscila Lie Tobouti, Vanda Benini, Paulo Henrique Braz-Silva, Marina Gallottini
OBJECTIVE: Previous research demonstrated that salivary shedding of HSV-1 and EBV occurs often in adult renal transplant recipients, but there is a lack of studies on the presence of them in the saliva of paediatric population. Therefore, the objective of this study is to describe oral characteristics and to compare the shedding profile of HSV-1 and EBV in the saliva of children with renal transplant to that of chronic kidney disease patients and controls. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study involving 100 children, being 25 renal transplant recipients, 25 chronic kidney disease patients and 50 healthy children...
February 6, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Suzanne Tanya Nethan, Shruti Sinha, Sunira Chandra
The Ellis-van Creveld (EVC) syndrome is a chondroectodermal dysplasia and is characterized by the cardinal features of disproportionate short stature, polydactyly, hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, and congenital heart malformations, along with other skeletal and dental abnormalities. It is a rare condition, with very few cases reported in the medical literature. It is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder with variable expressions, due to the mutation of the EVC syndrome 1 and 2 genes, which are located on chromosome 4p16...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Massimo Amato, Fabiana Zingone, Mario Caggiano, Paola Iovino, Cristina Bucci, Carolina Ciacci
(1) Background: Celiac disease (CD) patients can be affected by mouth and tooth disorders, which are influenced by their gluten-free diet. The aim of our research was to evaluate the pathological conditions of the stomatognathic system observed in celiac patients on a gluten-free diet. (2) Methods: we consecutively recruited celiac patients on a gluten-free diet at our celiac center, as well as healthy volunteers. Two dentists examined all patients/controls and checked them for any mouth disorder. (3) Results: Forty-nine patients affected by celiac disease (age at test 31...
December 4, 2017: Nutrients
Amy Arora Gallacher, M N Pemberton, D T Waring
The presence of short dental roots can present challenges to the orthodontist both in terms of identifying its aetiology and in subsequent treatment planning. Uncommon causes include hypoparathyroidism and pseudohypoparathyroidism, where short roots may be seen in combination with other oral manifestations including enamel hypoplasia secondary to low calcium levels. This case report highlights these features and the orthodontic treatment proposed.
November 30, 2017: Journal of Orthodontics
Tatiana Yuriko Kobayashi, Luciana Lourenço Ribeiro Vitor, Cleide Felício Carvalho Carrara, Thiago Cruvinel Silva, Daniela Rios, Maria Aparecida Andrade Moreira Machado, Thais Marchini Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Dental enamel defects (DEDs) are faulty or deficient enamel formations of primary and permanent teeth. Changes during tooth development result in hypoplasia (a quantitative defect) and/or hypomineralisation (a qualitative defect). OBJECTIVE: To compare technology-based diagnostic methods for detecting DEDs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two-hundred and nine dental surfaces of anterior permanent teeth were selected in patients, 6-11 years of age, with cleft lip with/without cleft palate...
November 23, 2017: International Dental Journal
Mohamed El Azrak, Alice Huang, Khalida Hai-Santiago, Mary F Bertone, Daniella DeMaré, Robert J Schroth
INTRODUCTION: Children of newcomers to Canada have been identified as at moderately high risk for developing early childhood caries (ECC). The purpose of this study was to investigate the oral health of preschool children of refugee and immigrant families in Winnipeg. METHODS: Children < 72 months of age and their parent or primary caregiver were recruited through several newcomer settlement agencies, dental clinics and community programs. Parents and caregivers completed a short questionnaire with the assistance of a research team member...
January 2017: Journal—Canadian Dental Association, Journal de L'Association Dentaire Canadienne
Matthew Pflipsen, Yevgeniy Zenchenko
The availability of proper nutrients is critical for the growth, development, maintenance, and repair of healthy dentition and oral tissues. Deficiencies particularly relevant to the dental practice are those in folate and other B complex vitamins; vitamins A, C, and D; calcium; fluoride; and protein. A lack of these nutrients affects nearly every structure in the oral cavity, causing or contributing to scurvy, cleft palate, enamel hypoplasia, poor mineralization, caries, and other pathoses. Damage to the dentition can also be observed in individuals with unhealthy habits; for example, a diet high in sugars will promote processes such as demineralization and caries...
November 2017: General Dentistry
Heidi Pöyhönen, Mirka Nurmi, Ville Peltola, Satu Alaluusua, Olli Ruuskanen, Tuire Lähdesmäki
Background: The use of doxycycline has been avoided before 8 years of age due to known dental staining caused by tetracyclines, although doxycycline differs from classical tetracyclines in many ways. Doxycycline is still an important antimicrobial agent, but its dental safety is not well studied. Objectives: To examine the state of permanent teeth after doxycycline exposure in children <8 years of age. Methods: Details of doxycycline treatment were collected from medical records...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Hayley Foulds
Data sourcesPubMed, Web of Knowledge, Scopus and Scielo.Study selectionTwo reviewers identified studies supervised by a third. Observational studies which investigated the association between developmental defects of enamel and dental caries in the primary dentition, which were assessed by clinical examination and published in English, Spanish or Portuguese.Data extraction and synthesisQuality of research was assessed using the critical appraisal checklist from the Joanna Briggs Institute. Meta-analysis was conducted using crude and adjusted association measures (relative risk and odds ratio) with 95% confidence intervals...
October 27, 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
O Baygin, M Cakır, N Ucuncu
BACKGROUND: It is important to be aware of oral and dental problems in the early period in children with chronic liver disease (CLD) to prevent late complications. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the oral and dental health status in children with CLD. METHODS: The three groups of children (3-18 years old); Group 1 (disease group, n = 31) patients with CLD, Group 2 (disease control group, n = 17) patients with chronic renal failure, and Group 3 healthy children (control group, n = 35)...
September 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Sabrina Sunderji, Bhavini Acharya, Catherine Flaitz, Brett Chiquet
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the caries experience in the primary dentition of children born with cleft lip and palate (CLP). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on subjects between two and six years old recruited from a university-based pediatric dentistry residency clinic. The number of dental visits and professional fluoride applications, the plaque index and treatment modality, and the presence/location of caries, white spot lesions, and enamel hypoplastic lesions were compared between CLP patients and healthy age- and gender-matched controls...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
J N Winer, B Arzi, S Döring, P H Kass, F J M Verstraete
Museum specimens (maxillae and mandibles) from 393 North American brown bears (Ursus arctos) from Alaska were examined macroscopically according to predefined criteria and 204 specimens were included in this study. The specimens were acquired between 1905 and 2012. There were 99 specimens (48.5%) from male animals, 87 (42.7%) from female animals and 18 (8.8%) from animals of unknown sex. The ages of the animals ranged from neonate to adult, with 92 adults (45.1%) and 112 young adults (54.9%) included and neonates/juveniles excluded from the study...
August 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
Olivia Munoz
OBJECTIVES: In Southeast (SE) Arabia, agriculture is supposed to expand around 3000 BC, but its tempo and its actual role in populations' subsistence is still debated by archaeologists. Here, we compare dental health conditions of 11 skeletal samples from coastal and inland sites, dated from the Late Neolithic (ca. 4500-3100 BC) to the Early Bronze Age (EBA), conventionally divided into Hafit (ca. 3100-2700 BC) and Umm an-Nar period (ca. 2700-2000 BC). The goal is to assess long-term trends in subsistence patterns and regional variability during the local transition to agriculture...
December 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
L Azzi, V Maurino, R Vinci, F Croveri, A Boggio, A Tagliabue, J Silvestre-Rangil
The Acro-Dermato-Ungual-Lacrimal-Tooth syndrome (ADULT syndrome) is one of the rarest ectodermal dysplasias and it is associated with several malformations involving especially the limbs. The most clinical features are the presence of ectrodactyly, syndactyly, hypermelanosis or multiple lentigines, onhycodysplasia, abnormalities in the lacrimal duct, recurrent conjuntivitis, photophobia, mammarian hypoplasia, hypotrichosis and frontal alopecia, hypohydrosis, cutaneous photosensitivity, nasal bridge prominence, exfoliative dermatitis and xerosis...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Emmanuelle Proust-Lemoine, Sylvie Guyot
Auto-immune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS1) also called Auto-immune Polyendocrinopathy Candidiasis Ectodermal Dystrophy (APECED) is a rare monogenic childhood-onset auto-immune disease. This autosomal recessive disorder is caused by mutations in the auto-immune regulator (AIRE) gene, and leads to autoimmunity targeting peripheral tissues. There is a wide variability in clinical phenotypes in patients with APSI, with auto-immune endocrine and non-endocrine disorders, and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis...
September 2017: La Presse Médicale
Keigo Yoshizaki, Lizhi Hu, Thai Nguyen, Kiyoshi Sakai, Masaki Ishikawa, Ichiro Takahashi, Satoshi Fukumoto, Pamela K DenBesten, Daniel D Bikle, Yuko Oda, Yoshihiko Yamada
Tooth enamel is mineralized through the differentiation of multiple dental epithelia including ameloblasts and the stratum intermedium (SI), and this differentiation is controlled by several signaling pathways. Previously, we demonstrated that the transcriptional coactivator Mediator 1 (MED1) plays a critical role in enamel formation. For instance, conditional ablation of Med1 in dental epithelia causes functional changes in incisor-specific dental epithelial stem cells, resulting in mineralization defects in the adult incisors...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
R Seiler, D Piombino-Mascali, F Rühli
Within the framework of the Sicily Mummy Project, the orofacial complex of a significant sample of individuals (n=111) from the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy, was inspected. The heads and dentitions of the mummies were documented and the recorded findings described: the state of preservation of skeletal and soft tissues; dental pathologies such as carious lesions and alveolar bone loss; enamel hypoplasia; and ante- and post-mortem tooth loss. Despite limitations in data collection, the oral health of these mummies was assessed and the frequencies of pathologies were compared to those of similar populations...
August 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
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