Soft Teeth The Possible Causes and Ways to Prevent this Dental Problem
Posted on 8/15/2022 by Dr. Hallas
You may be practicing your daily dental hygiene, at least the right way, if not perfectly. However, you are having soft teeth and you wonder why? A soft tooth occurs when the teeth are weak and can no longer withstand the normal wear and tear. When you have soft teeth, you are likely to experience dental problems such as tooth sensitivity, toothaches, and cavities.
What Causes Soft Teeth?
While soft teeth may be a genetic issue, other factors can contribute to the condition. Heartburn or acid reflux is among the reasons you may have soft teeth. Acid reflux can damage the enamel, making the teeth to be cavity-prone. And the effect of acid reflux may at times be more harmful than soda, sugar, and other unhealthy substances.
Another reason for having soft teeth is fever. In childhood, fever can be dangerous to the oral health of the child. It can badly affect the kid's teeth development. This happens because severe fever in kids tends to restrict the cells that help re-mineralize the teeth, from doing their job effectively. If the cells are unable to do their job, it means a lesser minerals amount passes to the teeth, making the teeth weak.
Consuming sugar and an acidic diet frequently can contribute to poor oral health conditions. It can result in cavities as well as tooth decay. Enamel fluorosis, a condition whereby the teeth come in with fewer minerals is another culprit for soft teeth. This happens after a child consumes too much fluoride during the developmental phase of the teeth.
Trauma or accident could also lead to serious injury to teeth, hence contributing to soft teeth. Sometimes, hormonal imbalances can soften the teeth. A dental specialist is able to detect the condition of soft teeth and provide appropriate treatment to protect the teeth. Feel free to contact us today to examine your teeth and see if they are soft than usual.
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