early childhood caries

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 [kar´e-ēz, kar´ēz]
decay, as of bone or teeth. adj., adj ca´rious.
bottle mouth caries early childhood caries.
dental caries see dental caries.
dry caries (caries sic´ca) a form of tuberculous caries of the joints and ends of bones.
early childhood caries severe dental caries that are promoted by the sugars, acids, and sometimes Streptococcus mutans in a bottle of milk or juice left in contact with a child's primary teeth; this can also occur from contact with breast milk left in a sleeping child's mouth. The condition is preventable; no child should be permitted to fall asleep nursing on any liquid other than plain water. Called also bottle mouth caries.
recurrent caries dental caries beneath the margin of an existing tooth restoration.

early childhood caries

a chronic oral disease of young children characterized by the presence of one or more decayed, missing, or filled tooth surfaces.
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Prevention of early childhood caries (ECC)--Review of literature published 1998-2007.
Prenatal vitamin D deficiency and early childhood caries.
16) This outcome is of particular significance for children who are at a high risk of early childhood caries.
Policy on early childhood caries (ECC): Classifications, con sequences, and preventive strategies.
Quinonez pointed out that children who were born premature or with low birth weights tend to have a higher prevalence of enamel defects and therefore are at greater risk of developing early childhood caries.
Key Words: Early Childhood Caries, Occurrence, Pattern, Risk Factors
Tooth supported prothetic rehabilitation in a 5-yearold child whit early childhood caries.
Prevalence of early childhood caries and associated risk factors in preschool children of Urban Bangalore, India: A cross-sectional study.
Kawaguchi (2009) : Early childhood caries and related risk factors in Monolian children Community Dental Health (2009) 121-128.
Comparison of neutrophil apoptosis, a-defensins and calprotectin in children with and without severe early childhood caries.

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