caries

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Synonyms for caries

soft decayed area in a tooth

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Early childhood caries (ECC) is currently the major public health epidemic facing dentistry in both underdeveloped and developed countries.
To investigate the potential relationship between feeding practices and early childhood caries several clinical studies have been carried out with various experimental designs.
Early childhood caries (ECC) is a severe form of tooth decay that affects the primary teeth of young children up to six years of age.
One point of confusion that dental hygienists can clear up for their patients is the relationship between early childhood caries (ECC) and breastfeeding.
Providing an oral health promotion program beginning at the six-month well-child visit--including anticipatory guidance as well as preventive oral health services provided by a dental hygienist--will significantly reduce the incidence of early childhood caries and increase utilization of the oral health system by integrating oral health with overall health, and it will strengthen the bonds between medicine and dentistry.
Parents should realize how important baby teeth are to speech, nutrition and self esteem -- Early childhood caries is a very serious form of cavities that can destroy the teeth of preschool children and toddlers -- The first signs of caries are white chalky or brown spots on the teeth, usually starting at the gum line -- This problem may be overlooked by parents until the pain becomes so severe and the teeth so decayed that the only options for these kids is to have their teeth taken out Prevention Tips
Socio-demographic correlates of early childhood caries prevalence and severity in a developing country-South Africa.
Researchers at the Forsyth Institute have identified a new pathogen, a bacterium known as Scardovia wiggsiae, connected to severe early childhood caries (ECC).
The disease of early childhood caries (ECC) [Vadiakis, 2008] is the presence of one or more decayed (non-cavitated or cavitated lesions), missing (due to caries), or filled tooth surface in any primary tooth in a child 71 months old or younger.
while the baby sleeps, as it can increase the risk of decay in the upper front teeth, also known as Early Childhood Caries.
Table 1--Cariogenic feeding practices in the first year of life and association with severe early childhood caries at 4 years of age Attributable Cariogenic feeding practices Relative risk risk (%) Daily breastfeeding frequency 2.
toddlers and preschoolers are affected by Early Childhood Caries (ECC), which is the appearance of tooth decay in young children.
CDC reports that topical fluoride applications may prevent/decrease early childhood caries in high-risk populations, (6), (7) and many studies have examined the effectiveness of fluoride varnish, in particular, in reducing caries risk in small children.
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