Apgar index (AI) is used for postnatal, general, neural, and behavioral assessment of newborns. This index is an important marker for future enamel defects.
Enamel defects are serious challenges because of their unaesthetic appearance, dentinal sensitivity, and subsequent susceptibility to dental caries.
Lower Apgar index reciprocated more hypoplastic and hypocalcified teeth both qualitative and quantitatively
Apgar values below 6, has considerably increased vulnerability for the development of enamel defects, irrespective of the gender of the individual.
Remember, Lower AI scores reciprocate to higher chances of Enamel defects. Thus, those under higher risk need stringent preventive measures.
Schedule a visit to your nearest pediatric dentist for oral care counseling.