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Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is a severe form of tooth decay found in infants, toddlers and young children. ECC begins when cavity causing bacteria is passed from parent or caregiver to baby. The bacteria combines with sugar found in formula, milk, juice, or sweetened drinks forming cavity-causing acid. This action causes loss of tooth enamel (demineralization) leading to tooth decay. The condition can affect children’s health by limiting their ability to obtain nutrition, affecting their energy level and their ability to concentrate in the learning process. ECC is easier and cheaper to prevent than to treat. Dental decay is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood, five times more common in children than asthma.
Dietary fluoride supplements are intended for use with children between the ages of 6 months and 13 years. We offer fluoride supplements to you at no charge but you are required to know the level of fluoride in your drinking water. We do not require a prescription from your dentist or health care provider.
Fluoride Varnish is a protective coating that is painted on teeth to help prevent new cavities and to help stop cavities that have already started.
Contact us at 715 . 748 . 1410 – option 8 for more information.
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