Early childhood caries are otherwise known as nursing bottle caries, baby bottle tooth decay, and night bottle caries. It commonly affects pre-school-aged children. It occurs due to the retention of liquids and foods containing sugar in the mouth for several hours. It is managed by restoration or removal of the carious teeth.
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Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is facing a nursing bottle tooth decay; today, only we identified one teeth. Please guide me for treatment and medicine. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the attached image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). As a specialist, I am here to help you. It is a too early sign of caries. Kindly maintain the oral hygiene of the kid. It is essential to wipe the teeth and tong... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old baby girl has some problem in her four teeth. Both the upper and lower front teeth is paining now. Please give your suggestion. What can we do now? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A 2 year old may get a problem in the upper teeth because of cavities, which we say as nursing bottle caries or early childhood caries. Please tell if there is associated swelling or pus discharge? And if possible, please post a picture of the teeth. If the issue is pa... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I think my 21-month-old kid might have dental caries. I think my daughter has an early childhood caries. She has brown spots in the front four teeth at the back and a hole on one front tooth. We brush her teeth twice daily so I have no idea how this has happened. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The picture you have sent is not clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but yes early childhood caries is common in infants. I understand your concern because you are taking good care by brushing twice. For now, I will suggest the following. 1. If... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I had an experience with a tooth as a child that I have never received an answer. My baby teeth were always kept pretty clean and well taken care of but this one incident happened where one tooth literally disintegrated in a matter of seconds. I was sucking on a sucker and noticed tha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. When did it happen (at what age)? How many molars? Any history of bottle feeding? Diet history? History of dental checkups and dental treatments had during that period? More history of the details would hel... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My baby girl is 17 months old and started showing some stains on her top teeth. They also look a bit transparent in the part not stained. She is on Formula milk for a few months and was breastfed before that and also was late in eating. I am just worried that those stains might be a s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stains seem to be the onset of early childhood caries which usually starts on the four upper front teeth due to improper brushing (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Try to brush at least two times after feeding. If possible, wipe the front teeth af... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a very concerned father of a 14 months old boy. His first six teeth came in, but the top four teeth look quite rough and are crumbling. His bottom two teeth seem fine. He is still almost exclusively breastfed, as he does not like to eat food, and seldom opens his mouth. I believe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The upper front teeth show early childhood caries lesion resulting in decay. You need start giving him other semi-solid food and reduce exclusive breastfeeding. After every breastfeeding,... Read Full »