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Baby Dental Early Childhood Cavities Prevention

Thursday, Apr. 11th 2024 11:11 AM

Early Childhood Cavities Prevention: Early Childhood Cavities, which includes Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, is an infectious disease that can be prevented. By ages 12 to 19, 23% of children from low-income families have untreated cavities in their permanent teeth, twice that of children from higher-income households.

Early Childhood Cavities Prevention (ECCP) is a nationwide campaign to increase awareness about the importance of preventive oral health care in infants’ first years.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Preventing dental disease is never too early. Primary (baby) teeth are important because they act as placeholders for permanent teeth and aid in proper speech development, nutrition, and self-esteem. Cavities can occur in children less than a year old.

What is BBTD: BBTD, or Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, is a dental condition that can occur in young children when their teeth are consistently exposed to sugary drinks, such as milk or juice, especially at bedtime. The sugars in these drinks can cause decay and cavities in young children’s teeth, leading to pain, infection, and the need for dental work to repair the damage. It is important to avoid giving sugary drinks to young children at bedtime and encourage them to drink water instead. Additionally, it is important to establish good dental hygiene habits early on, such as brushing and flossing regularly and scheduling regular check-ups with a dentist.

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