Are Soft Teeth Real or Just a Dental Myth?
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Are Soft Teeth Real or Just a Dental Myth?

Young woman smiling in surpriseMany people talk about how they have ‘soft teeth’ that have been passed down from parents, grandparents, or other family members. Some people believe this is the source of all of their dental woes, while others believe it’s simply a myth. There’s a little bit of truth rooted in each of these beliefs.

What Parents Should Know About Soft Teeth

Most of the people who suffer from frequent dental cavities and tooth decay have completely normal teeth. Their enamel is just as strong and developed as everyone else’s. The most common cause of cavities and decay is improper oral hygiene and subpar dental habits. This means that most of these dental problems are completely avoidable. The number of people who actually suffer from weakened tooth enamel is quite low.

However, there is a condition known as amelogenesis imperfecta. This condition causes the tooth enamel to be thin and improperly formed. Because of this, the tooth enamel is often brown, uneven, and appears to be pitted. People suffering from this condition can experience increased vulnerability to dental cavities, especially when exposed to a higher number of acidic food and beverages.

Young children who have normal teeth will often develop dental cavities as a result of bacteria on the teeth. These bacteria can be the result of improper oral hygiene or from being transferred from the sharing of utensils, toothbrushes, or pacifiers. The best way to prevent dental cavities and tooth decay in young children is by helping them practice good oral hygiene early and often. This means brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting their regular dentists for dental cleanings and exams every six months.

Another part of proper oral healthcare is by receiving an orthodontic evaluation to make sure that your child’s teeth are healthy, properly aligned, and easy to clean. To make an appointment here at Lockett Orthodontics, please contact our Colorado Springs orthodontics office today.

Posted on Jan 14, 2019

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