Bottle caries, as the name implies, refers to the fact that the baby is fed with a bottle for a long time, and the nipple is tightly attached to the front teeth of the maxilla, while the milk, sugar water, juice and other drinks that are easy to produce acid and fermentation are mostly in the bottle, and the milk dirt is generated over a long period of time, and the primary teeth are worth the early stage of eruption. The surface structure of the teeth is immature, which is very easy to be demineralised and form caries due to the role of acid It’s a bottle caries
Feeding children with milk bottle is prone to caries
The main characteristics of milk bottle caries are as follows: it mainly invades the maxillary primary incisors, which is also related to the first eruption of the upper incisors.
can also affect the deciduous canine and primary molars with the extension of time.
in addition, because the newly erupted primary teeth have low calcification degree, soft tooth quality, and multiple teeth are immersed in the milk at the same time, the caries rate is fast, and the number of caries teeth is large.
this is also a major feature of bottle caries
It is not easy for parents to pay attention to the early manifestations of bottle caries.
is mainly to form a chalk demineralization zone on the upper front tooth lip and neck. With the development of caries, the demineralization zone is getting darker and wider in color, surrounding the teeth, making the tooth hard tissue peeled off, and finally become cone-shaped, even forming residual roots.
In this way, not only the cutting function of the primary teeth is greatly reduced, but also with the aggravation of the lesion, the pulp and root tip lesions will be caused. At this time, the child will feel severe pain or gum swelling and pus, which will seriously affect the development of permanent teeth
Once the deciduous teeth are extracted too early because of serious caries, the physiological law of replacement of deciduous and permanent teeth will be disturbed, the order of eruption of permanent teeth will be disordered, and the development of children’s teeth will be affected