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Prof. Dr. Behiye Bolgül

Early Childhood Caries And Treatment Methods
Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood. Tooth decay in primary dentition is preventable and mostly reversible infections but if left untreated it can cause many problems.
Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is a special form of severe dental caries affecting infants and young children..Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is significany public health issue. Early Childhood Caries is defined as “the presence of one or more decayed (non‐cavitated or
cavitated lesions), missing (due to caries), or filled surfaces, in any primary tooth of a child under age six”. Dental caries in pre‐school children has been described by numerous terms and attributed to many aetiologies over the years. The current term Early Childhood Caries (ECC) connotes a more complex disease.This new term has led to a greater recognition of the importance of biological, demographic and behavioral factors that cause Early Childhood Caries.
Worldwide data show that ECC continues to be highly prevalent, yet infrequently treated. Approaches to reduce the prevalence include interventions that start in the first year of a child's life, evidence‐based and risk‐based management, and reimbursement systems that foster preventive care.