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.
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Prevalence and risk factors of caregiver reported severe early childhood caries in Manitoba First Nations children: results from the RHS Phase 2 (2008-2010).
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In summary, evidence supports the association between parental knowledge, behavior, self-efficacy, and early childhood caries. Overall findings of the literature review suggest that parents lack knowledge regarding children's oral health, which supports the premise of this research study.
Feeding Practices and Early Childhood Caries: A Cross-Sectional Study of Preschool Children in Kanpur District India.
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