A 4-year-old child is noted to have extensive mandibular

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  1. Lona.

    Lona. Guest

    A 4-year-old child is noted to have extensive mandibular tooth decay (especially frontal) and posterior mandibular decay. The mandibular frontal teeth are essentially normal. This characteristic pattern of teeth decay is due to-
    a- Excessive use of fluoride
    b- Tetracycline
    c- Use of bottled water that lacks fluoride
    d- Caries from nursing with a baby bottle
    e- Consumption of too much candy
  2. Lona.

    Lona. Guest

    Answer: - The answer is D. (Rudolph, 20/e, pp 986-987.) The pattern of dental described is diagnostic of teeth decay associated with the use of bottles that contain high concentrations of sugars, which promote dental disease. Prevention of this disease is possible through counselling families to avoid use of fruit juices in bottles or sweetened pacifiers.

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