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EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES

Early Childhood Caries is defined as the presence of one or more decayed (non-cavitated or cavitated lesions), missing (due to caries) or filled tooth surfaces in any primary tooth in a preschool-age child between birth and 71 months of age.

It is one of the major oral health problem in children aged between birth to 71months of age or younger.

The etiology of early childhood caries is multifactorial and is mainly attributed to time specific interaction of microorganisms with sugar on a tooth surface.

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Dietary practices play a significant role in development of early childhood caries, Infant feeding practices such as,

  • Frequent exposure to sugar
  • Frequent snacking
  • Taking sweetened drinks to bed
  • Poor oral hygiene practices

Preventive measures that are to be followed are

  • Two time brushing with fluoridated tooth paste
  • Frequent cleansing of mouth
  • Modification of dietary habits

ANY QUERIES TALK TO THE Pediatric Dentist

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