Acta Med. 2003, 46: 91-94

Early Childhood Caries

Ana Lucía Seminario, Romana Ivančaková

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, Department of Dentistry, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Received January 1, 2003
Accepted May 1, 2003

Early childhood caries (ECC) represents a serious problem in pediatric dentistry. Not only because of its rapidity but also because of age of affected children. This has been given different names such as “rampant caries” and “baby bottle syndrome” but now all clinical manifestations have been joined and classified as early childhood caries. The topic of this article is the prevalence, etiology, clinical manifestations and preventive measures of ECC.


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