Early Childhood Caries

Published on: September 2, 2009

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This condition is known as Early Childhood Caries (ECC)

This condition, also known as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, and in the US, is most prevalent in minority and rural populations and can affect up to 70% of the children.

Did you know that according to the American Dental Association “As soon as a baby’s first teeth appear—usually by age six months or so—the child is susceptible to decay?”

 The ADA adds, “It’s not just what you put in your child’s bottle that causes decay, but how often — and for how long a time. Giving your child a bottle of sweetened liquid many times a day isn’t a good idea. Allowing your child to fall asleep with a bottle during naps or at night can also harm the child’s teeth.”

 Parents and caregivers should wipe the child’s teeth/gums after every feeding/meal, once they get their first tooth.

To find out more, view the video below

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