Buffy has been suffering from a genetic disorder that affects the enamel on her teeth since she was eight years old. The condition, called amelogenesis imperfecta, causes her teeth to crack and chip easily. She says she has to eat soft foods like a toddler, can’t brush her teeth with a normal toothbrush and is constantly taking pain medication.
“The hardest part about all of this is I’m ashamed to be out in public,” Buffy says. “I don’t go to a lot of my kids’ events because I don’t want to embarrass my children.”
Dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman says Buffy’s case is one of the worst he’s ever seen. “Her teeth are, literally, disintegrating in her mouth,” he says.