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- Feb 09 2017
Early childhood cavities
Cavities among children between the age of 1-71 months are becoming increasingly common and this condition has a progressive and permanent impact on their permanent set of teeth as well, and not just the milk teeth.
Causes of cavities in children
- Lack of oral hygiene or dental issues from parents that transfer onto the newborn
- Poor dietary intake affects oral health
- Unrestricted or overconsumption of sugary foods and beverages that cause tooth decay due to fermentation
- Feeding during bedtime which leaves behind some milk or food in the mouth during sleep which soaks the teeth making them easy prey for cavities
- Nocturnal breastfeeding increases the risk of caries
- Poor oral hygiene or neglecting milk teeth not knowing its importance
Impact of early cavities
- ECC can cause significant damage to permanent teeth
- Alters facial structure and disrupts the jawline
- It could hinder the tongue as well causing staggering of speech
- It can psychologically affect the child as well due to teeth impartment, smile deformities, and lowered self-confidence.
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