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August 1937

Zahnärztliche Fragen der Kinderheilkunde in der Praxis.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(2):451. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980020245016

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This publication is comprised of two papers, "The Influence of Nutrition in Children on Tooth Formation," by B. Orban, and "The Interest of the Pediatrician in the Prevention of Irregularities of Tooth Position and of Occlusion," by A. M. Schwarz, reprinted from Archiv für Kinderheilkunde.

In the former Orban states that nutrition affects the enamel and dentin of the teeth during their formative period, the most important time being before birth and in early childhood. Defects in calcification are in proportion to the severity and intensity of the insult. The gross and the microscopic imperfection therefore bear a relation to the age of the child at the time of the disturbance. Observation of the areas of the teeth affected suggest the age at which the difficulty occurred. Charts illustrating this relation, based on the tables of Logan and Kronfeld, are among the illustrations.

Schwarz' presentation deals with the etiology of

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