What is Early childhood caries??Early childhood caries also known as, “baby bottle tooth decay” is the severe decay of the baby teeth of infants and young children. It is called baby bottle tooth decay, but frequent, long-lasting feedings, especially at night, can cause it, too.What Causes Baby Bottle Decay?When liquid that contains sugar (such as breast milk and formula) is given at nap time or bedtime, the sugar stays on the teeth. Bacteria (germs) in the mouth turn the sugar in these liquids into acid. The acid eats away at the enamel (the outer coating of the teeth) and tooth decay begins. The enamel of baby teeth is thinner than the enamel of permanent teeth. This makes it easier for the acid to destroy the teeth.During the day, saliva in the mouth helps wash away some of the sugary liquid from the teeth.This helps a little but you still need to brush or clean the teeth. At nap time or at night the flow of saliva slows down and the baby swallows less often. Bacteria have more time to work on the sugars to produce the acid that causes decay.The upper front teeth and first molars are damaged first. The lower front teeth are not usually hurt.www.emeralddental.in#EmeraldDental #kidsdentalcare #smileprotector #Dentalcarries #Teethwhiteing #dentalabscess #periodontal Previous Post WHAT ARE THE IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH? Next Post SPICY FOOD CAN BE PAINFUL FOR SENSITIVE TEETH !