Tooth decay in children under the age of 6 is termed as Early Childhood Caries (ECC). In Singapore, 40% of preschool children are affected by ECC. Whether caries occurs in adults or children, it is 100% preventable.
Here are ways which you can prevent Early Childhood Caries (ECC).
Early preventive dental visits enable the dentist to assess the child’s risk of getting ECC, catch the early signs and recommend appropriate preventive measures to prevent the progression of the disease.
Prevention is the best option in the management of Early Childhood Caries (ECC). In order to reverse White Spot Lesions (WSL), you have to understand the factors that cause it. These causes include (but are not limited to):
If you find a white spot lesion or lesions on your child’s teeth, you should bring your child to the dentist as soon as possible. You have a small window period whereby prevention and early treatment can be done.
The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
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