Infant Oral Care is Important

Posted on : 02-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health

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Parents are surprised when dentist tells them that their infants can develop tooth decay and cavities after appearance of teeth. This is because they think infants are not prone to tooth decay and cavities.

Early Childhood Caries

Posted on : 13-02-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Healthy Food, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Early Childhood Caries

Early childhood caries (ECC), also known as baby bottle tooth decay (BBTD) is a preventable infectious disease caused by certain types of bacteria (bugs) that live in your mouth. Bacteria stick to the film on your teeth called plaque. The bacteria feed on what you eat especially sugars and cooked starch (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, etc.).

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay – Causes and Prevention

Posted on : 21-07-2012 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentistry for Children

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Tooth decay in infants or toddlers is called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. It is also called Early Childhood Caries. Normally front teeth are the victims of baby bottle tooth decay. Teeth may develop dark pits, holes or are broken. This causes toothaches and makes it hard for the child to chew and eat. It also causes problems in speaking clearly. Of course, smile of your beautiful baby may not look good.