Studies have shown that children with early childhood caries (cavities-ECC) are at risk of weighing less than 80% of their ideal weight, fitting into the criteria of failure to thrive.
Source: Ezer M et al, Early Childhood Caries: The Dental Disease of Infants, Oral Health, Jan 2010, Vol 100, No 1, pg 8-12.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)