Avnica Agarwal1*, Vamsi Krishna Reddy2, Pooja Sinha1 and Mayank Das1
1Resident, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Chikitsa NMC Superspeciality Hospital, Noida
2Professor and HOD, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Reader, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Avnica Agarwal, Resident, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Chikitsa NMC Superspeciality Hospital, Noida.
Received: January 07, 2020; Published: March 17, 2020
Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) is a type of enamel defect which affects first molars and incisors in the permanent dentition. MIH is considered a worldwide problem and it occurs in children under 10 years of age. This developmental condition is caused due to lack of mineralisation of enamel during maturation phase and due to interruption to the function of ameloblasts. Many other factors such as genetics and medical problems during pregnancy are also been associated with MIH. It appears as discoloration on one to four affected permanent molars and the associated incisors. The enamel of the affected teeth appears yellow, brown, cream or white and thus sometimes referred to as ‘cheese molars’.
Keywords: Hypomineralization; Childhood; Cheese Molars; Prevalence
Citation: Avnica Agarwal., et al. "Molar Incisor Hypomineralization”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.4 (2020): 59-64.
Copyright: © 2020 Avnica Agarwal., 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.