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Are Soft Teeth Real or a Dental Myth?

MythAt Endodontic Specialists, we hear many patients talk about how they need root canal therapy because they have soft teeth. This is a condition that has been passed down from family members or parents that causes teeth to be more susceptible to dental cavities and tooth decay. Soft teeth are a dental myth, but there’s a little bit of truth to it. 

Soft Teeth Are a Myth

Most of the people who suffer from frequent tooth decay or dental cavities actually have normal teeth and enamel. The common cause of decay and cavities is neglecting your oral hygiene habits at home. This means that many dental diseases are completely avoidable. The number of people who suffer from weak or thin tooth enamel is very low. 

Having thin or improperly formed tooth enamel comes with a condition called amelogenesis imperfecta. This condition makes the enamel look uneven, brown, and full of pits and grooves. People who suffer from this condition are more vulnerable to dental cavities, especially if they frequently expose their teeth to acidic foods and beverages. 

People with totally normal teeth develop dental cavities and tooth decay as a result of plaque buildup and bacteria on the teeth and around the gums. These bacteria are the result of improper oral hygiene techniques or from sharing toothbrushes, utensils, or pacifiers. The best way for anyone to avoid dental disease is by practicing good dental hygiene at home. This means brushing at least twice a day for two minutes at a time with fluoride toothpaste. You should also be flossing daily and visiting your general dentist every six months for a cleaning and a checkup. 

If you need root canal procedure or endodontic treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact Endodontic Specialists of Colorado. We’re here to help you save your natural teeth and help you feel comfortable and stress-free in the process. For more information, please contact Endodontic Specialists at one of our locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado. Looking for a Briargate Endodontist? Give our office a call. 

Posted on Sep 9, 2019
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