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Enamel Development and Vitamin D Deficiency in Breastfed Infants

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Infants who are exclusively breastfed are subject to vitamin D deficiency, which may affect enamel development an caries risk. Early interventions, including vitamin D supplements, may promote positive oral health outcomes.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between vitamin D deficiency, enamel development and caries risk in infants and young children.
  2. Explain recommended vitamin D serum levels an supplementation guidelines for mothers and infants.
  3. In the context of vitamin D levels and oral health, discuss dental professionals’ role in prenatal and postnatal care.

This course was issued in December 2020 and expires December 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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