Dental decay is one of the most chronic diseases of early childhood. It leads to pain, infection, skipping of meals, lack of interest in social activities and ultimately lack of concentration in school.
Early childhood caries describes dental caries affecting children aged 0–6years. These children constitute a population vulnerable to decay because the teeth are softer and more prone to decay.
Causes of Early Childhood Caries
1. Prolonged bottle or breast feeding especially with the infant sleeping off with the milk in the mouth.
2. Consumption of in-between meals snacks.
3. They lack the manual dexterity to maintain good oral hygiene, hence, parental assistance is essential to reduce the risk.
At Choice Dental, we will be happy to answer your questions about prevention of early childhood caries and how it can be managed. You can visit us at our office in Victoria Island, Lagos or give us a call today at 0700(DENTIST) and set up a consultation appointment.