Etiology, prevention and consequences of premature loss of deciduous teeth

Recently, the increasing occurrence of orthodontic anomalies raises the question of how often care is taken of children’s visits to the dentist, prevention of caries, and the basics of oral hygiene. This paper will analyse the causes and consequences of deciduous tooth destruction and the possibility of preventing their loss. What are the changes that occur after the loss of a baby tooth? Does their loss aff ect further development of the jaw and quality of life of the child? Can their total destruction be prevented and what happens to the space after their loss?
Category: Review
Volume: Vol. 65, No 2, july - september 2021
Authors: Antonela Buljanović, Dubravka Negovetić Vranić, Željko Verzak, Zoran Karlović
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2021;65:131-5

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