You may hear your child’s dentist refer to hypomineralization, hypoplasia, “weak enamel” or “chalky enamel” on some of their teeth. Dr. Charmaine sees this often and can discuss with you how to manage these teeth in the short term and long term.
Molars with hypomineralization are more susceptible to cavities so we want to be extra diligent in our oral hygiene and preventive measures. Incisors with hypomineralization are less of a “cavity concern” and are more of an aesthetic concern. Dr. Charmaine can talk to you about options to treat or mask the discolouration.
Dr. Charmaine loves to stress to the child that the condition of these teeth is not their “fault’ and that these teeth just formed this way. But, it is up to them to work their hardest to keep those teeth cavity free!
What to do with MIH molars? Brush using a fluoride toothpaste, fissure sealants, having a low sugar diet and regular check ups with your dentist!