The purpose of this article is to attract attention to dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to raise more interest to the impact of psychoactive substances during pregnancy. Physicians, public health professionals are urged to contribute to public enlightenment, whereas politicians to make decisions that would bind alcohol manufacturers to adequately inform customers about health risks caused by their products. There are presented factors causing fetal alcohol syndrome, epidemiology, diagnostic principles, and symptoms, focusing on odontological aspects, prevention and prediction.
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Keyword(s): fetal alcohol syndrome; alcohol during pregnancy; growth disorder; specific facial features; brain abnormalities
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