Published on Feb 22, 2015 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018 - 2 min read
Almost all the mothers feed their children at night, when they are asleep. This feeding habit might lead to nursing bottle caries in children. This article discusses in detail the prevention and treatment of early childhood caries.
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:
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:
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