The problem of the relation of rickets to defective formation of teeth and to the occurrence of dental caries is one that has been of increasing interest to investigators in recent years, and one regarding which various and differing opinions have been expressed as a result of clinical investigations and animal experimentation. The data reported in the present study are entirely clinical and have to do with observations on the permanent teeth of children whose previous history with regard to rickets is known. A review of recent literature shows that few clinical investigations have been undertaken that deal with the relation of rickets to defects of the teeth, either defects of structural development or caries.
MacKay and Rose,1 in 1931, reported a study of the incidence of dental defects in the permanent teeth of two groups of children; the first, a group of 46 who in infancy had shown
ELIOT MM, SOUTHER SP, ANDERSON BG, ARNIM SS. A STUDY OF THE TEETH OF A GROUP OF SCHOOL CHILDREN PREVIOUSLY EXAMINED FOR RICKETS. Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(4):713–729. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960170003001
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