Early childhood caries and the role of parents in its primary prevention: A report of three cases in Nigerian children


  • Enoch Abiodun IDOWU, Faculty of Dental sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria.
  • Rowland AGBARA Faculty of Dental sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria.
  • Olaniyi TAIWO Intercountry Centre for Oral Health, Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria.
  • Solomon NWHATOR Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU), Osun state, Nigeria.


Childhood caries, Prevention, Parents,


Early childhood caries is a form of rampant caries with distinctive feature of rapidity in progression and the involvement of many teeth at the same time. It is one of the leading causes of early loss of teeth in children and this is associated with functional, aesthetic and negative psychological consequences. This report highlights the management of early childhood caries in 3 Nigerian children






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