My parents always said that I have soft teeth. What are soft teeth?

I do not believe in soft teeth. Everyone has the same minerals in their teeth. In fact, teeth are harder than bone. However, our society has a high sugar and high acid diet that will soften teeth. Soda, Altoid mints, fruit rollups, and vitamin water are highly advertised products that are destructive to the teeth.

After you control the sugar and acid in your diet, we can use a variety of treatments to harden the teeth. Over-the-counter fluoride rinses, such as ACT, are useful. We also prescribe a high fluoride toothpaste, such as Prevident, and high calcium paste, such as MI paste. In addition, we can apply a fluoride varnish at an office visit and can fabricate fluoride trays for you to use at home.