Dental Health

Early Childhood Tooth Decay (ECTD)


Early Childhood Tooth Decay (ECTD) is a dental condition that damages the developing teeth of children between the ages of six-months and four-years-old. ECTD occurs when children's teeth are harmed by frequently drinking from bottles or sippy cups that contain sweetened milk, juice, soda or other sugary liquids.  It can be very painful for your child and expensive to fix, if left untreated.

Below are some educational materials about ECTD. For more information, please talk to your pediatrician or dentist.