Molar and Incisor Hypomineralization (Molar and Incisor Hypomineralization, MIH) is a rapidly growing condition in children and teens.
It is caused by structural alterations of the incisors and the first permanent molars, and its causes are not completely clear to date.
Subjects present white-brown areas which also affect much of the dental structure, making teeth brittle, highly carious, and not very useful for chewing.
In some cases, dental structures are so weakened that teeth can almost seem soft and wrinkled to the point of being called "cheese teeth" due to their weakness.
If not treated promptly, MIH can lead to early loss of permanent dental elements, as well as significant cosmetic damage for young patients.