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Causes and treatment of nursing bottle caries

By nina 12/27/2011 2:03:33 AM
these are the picture of a small girl (2 years old) what can we do to treat here, http://dc15.arabsh.com/i/03662/1fqtukovy3ef.jpg http://dc15.arabsh.com/i/03662/2u81g04enjnq.jpg http://dc15.arabsh.com/i/03662/h7suazj4q0sn.jpg http://dc15.arabsh.com/i/03662/4h8imc107ab7.jpg http://dc15.arabsh.com/i/03662/fppdkp44jgib.jpg
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 12/27/2011 2:03:33 AM

Your daughter’s teeth are decayed. She has nursing bottle caries present. Nursing bottle caries is a unique pattern of dental caries in very young children due to prolonged and improper feeding habits. Quite a lot of your daughter’s teeth are involved in tooth decay. You need to take your daughter to a pedodontist who is specialist in children dentistry to get treatment done for her decayed teeth. Treatment of nursing bottle caries depends on extent of the decay and the age and cooperation of the child. Initial treatment includes provisional restorations, diet assessment, Oral hygiene instructions and home and professional fluoride application followed by comprehensive restorative treatment. Bottle feeding habit of child should be stopped by gradually decreasing bottle contents with water as well as decreasing amount of added sugar over a 2-3 weeks period. Parent should make sure that the child brushes her teeth every day. Comprehensive restorative treatment includes acid etched composite restoration, GIC restoration and Pedo strips crown for front teeth and stainless steel crowns for back teeth. It is important to get treatment done for baby teeth as they act as they maintain space for adult teeth. You need to visit a pedodontist for your kid’s treatment. For more info on treatment of nursing bottle caries, refer to….   http://www.identalhub.com/dental-treatment-options-of-nursing-bottle-caries-803.aspx


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