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Childhood body mass index is associated with early dental development and eruption in a longitudinal sample from the Iowa Facial Growth Study.

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Summary of "Childhood body mass index is associated with early dental development and eruption in a longitudinal sample from the Iowa Facial Growth Study."

Children with high body mass index (BMI) values have been demonstrated to have precocious dental development. Research has largely focused on cross-sectional data sets, leaving an incomplete understanding of the longitudinal relationship between BMI and dental maturation.

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Name: American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics
ISSN: 1097-6752
Pages: 72-81

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