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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Feldens CA, Vitolo MR, Drachler ML: A randomized trial of the effectiveness of home visits in preventing early childhood caries.
Associations of ethnicity/race and socioeconomic status with early childhood caries patterns.
Severe early childhood caries (s-ECC) may have an impact on children's oral health status throughout life.
An infant-onset health education program, including one 15 minutes of dental health education followed by reinforcement of the message every third month, has been shown to be effective in preventing early childhood caries in a low socio-economic high caries suburb [Kowash et al.
Nearly 1 in 5 parents and caregivers indicated that they had put their child to bed with a bottle of milk or juice, which increases the risk of early childhood caries, or baby bottle tooth decay, as well as choking.
We suggest future randomized clinical trials to test its effectiveness against early childhood caries.
Children who use systemic antibiotics during the first year of life are at a significantly greater risk of developing early childhood caries (ECC) compared to children who do not use antibiotics.
Most assumed that early childhood caries is inevitable and must simply be endured.
Most dentist anesthesiologists spend the bulk of their practice time providing general anesthesia/advanced anesthesia services facilitating dental treatment of children with severe early childhood caries as well as patients with special needs, from developmental and behavioral disabilities to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease.
Previous studies have tried to determine whether breast-feeding results in a reduced rate of early childhood caries as compared to that experienced in bottle-fed infants.

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