Tooth decay – early childhood

Alternative Names

Bottle mouth; Bottle carries; Baby bottle tooth decay; Early childhood caries (ECC)

Definition of Tooth decay – early childhood

Tooth decay in early childhood occurs most often in the upper and lower front teeth (incisors) and can be a serious problem.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/2/2009

Tooth anatomy
Baby bottle tooth decay

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