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How to Prevent Nursing Bottle Caries?

Written by
Dr. Nivedita Dalmia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Feb 22, 2015 and last reviewed on Feb 03, 2020   -  2 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Do you let your baby sleep with a milk bottle in the mouth? This practice can result in a condition called nursing bottle caries. Read about the symptoms, causes, and ways to prevent this condition.

How to Prevent Nursing Bottle Caries?
Contents

Nursing bottle caries is a type of tooth decay also known as early childhood caries/nursing bottle syndrome/rampant caries.

In which Age Group, is Nursing Bottle Caries Usually Seen?

Nursing bottle caries is usually seen in toddlers and infants.

Commonly Affected Teeth:

Why does Nursing Bottle Caries Affect Only the Upper Milk Teeth and Not the Lower Milk Teeth?

The lower milk teeth are not affected by nursing bottle caries because:

Causes of Nursing Bottle Caries

Treatment

What are the Measures to be Taken to Prevent Nursing Bottle Caries?

Educating the parents regarding the effects of early childhood caries and thereby preventing the tooth decay is important. The following steps are helpful in preventing nursing bottle caries:

Consult pedodontist online for early diagnosis of nursing bottle caries in your child

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