nursing bottle caries


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Related to nursing bottle caries: Baby bottle tooth decay, Early childhood caries

nur·sing bot·tle car·ies

caries and tooth enamel erosion that result from permitting infants and children to go to sleep while sucking intermittently from a bottle of formula, whole milk, or fruit juice.

nursing bottle caries

ba·by bot·tle tooth de·cay

(bābē botĕl tūth dĕ-kā)
Abnormally high level of dental caries affecting the teeth of children usually younger than 4 years of age, related to prolonged use of a baby bottle containing cariogenic liquids.
Synonym(s): baby bottle syndrome, nursing bottle caries.