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 (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.).