Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Prevention Program at TLCCS

Exchange your One Year Old”s Bottle with a Sippy- Cup starting Jan 2007

Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is a rapidly developing form of tooth decay that can be severe enough to cause pain, oro-facial infection, difficulty eating and poor nutrition, and subsequent health problems. Frequent and prolonged ingestion of sugar-rich liquids promotes ECC whether the source is pacification with breast, bottle, sippy-cup, honey-coated pacifier, or extremely frequent ingestion of sugar-based medications. Although ECC occurs across the population, limited access to dental care delays identification and treatment and results in more severe clinical presentations. Schedule your dental appointment when your child turns one (1) year of age. Call TLCCS dental at 410-651-5151.