What Are Soft Teeth?


Posted on 12/20/2018 by Dick Hikade, DDS
What Are Soft Teeth?Most people think of their teeth as something that is hard. They know that strong teeth are the key to chewing many foods. They use their teeth to bite down on different things and rely on the strength of their teeth for success at whatever they are doing. That makes it hard to understand what soft teeth are. It is a term that does not seem to make much sense.

Understanding the Meaning of Soft Teeth

The word soft is easy for people to understand. It is the opposite of hard. When it comes to using soft with the word teeth, the meaning of soft changes a little. People think that their teeth are soft when they cannot do the things they expect. They may associate soft teeth with the inability to chew certain foods. They may think they can tell their teeth are soft simply by touching them.

The reality is that people cannot feel that their teeth are soft. The things they associate with soft teeth are often the result of other problems. People who say they have soft teeth are more likely visit the dentist more often and are more likely to struggle with cavities and other problems with their teeth.

The Causes of Soft Teeth

There are several things that can make people think that their teeth are soft. Cavities, tooth decay and eroding tooth enamel are some of the conditions that lead people to claim they have soft teeth. Some people worry that if they suffer from heartburn or acid reflux, it can lead to soft teeth. They worry that the acid associated with these conditions can damage their teeth.

Teeth may not actually get soft, but that does not mean a person should not fear soft teeth. The feeling a person gets that they have soft teeth is a sign that they may have other issues that they need to manage.

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