Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization: A Challenge in the Dental PracticeAline Borburema Neves, Roberta Costa Jorge, Joao Vitor Marien, Priscila Simoes and Vera Mendes Soviero*
Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Pediatric Dental Clinic, Faculty of Dentistry, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Vera Mendes Soviero
Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
Pediatric Dental Clinic, Faculty of Dentistry
Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel: +55 21 2868-8637
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 14, 2015; Accepted date: May 13, 2015; Published date: May 19, 2015
Citation: Neves AB, Jorge RC, Marien JV, Simoes P, Soviero VM (2015) Molar- Incisor Hypomineralization: A Challenge in the Dental Practice. Dentistry 5:307. doi: 10.4172/2161-1122.1000307
Copyright: © 2015 Neves AB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Molar-incisor hypomineralization is a relatively prevalent qualitative enamel defect worldwide. Some factors have been associated with this condition, but its etiology remains unknown. Due to the impact in dental treatment needs, the knowledge of this enamel defect characteristics and predictors, as the presence of hypomineralization in second primary molars, can lead to an early and effective diagnosis.