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November 19, 1927

The Teeth and Health.

JAMA. 1927;89(21):1805. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690210071037

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This book was probably written for the benefit of the physician, but is of value to dentists who have not given special attention to the more recent discoveries relative to the importance of proper care during the developmental period of tooth formation, both before and after birth. The author makes some interesting statements relative to food values during the time of tooth development. The results and benefits indicated lead one to believe that, by proper care, badly formed teeth may be practically eliminated. The author states that in some instances even though the mother supplies ample milk her infant does not thrive, and that when this is found it is traceable to infection in the mother's mouth and that when the infection has been removed the child at once becomes normal. In the chapter on hypoplasia of the teeth, the author states that since hypoplasia is practically never seen in

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