There’s nothing quite like feeling that your teeth are coated. It’s generally uncomfortable, it can make you feel worried about your oral health, and it makes you wonder if you must be doing something awfully wrong. After all, clean teeth feel slick and smooth, right? So, what’s with the fuzzy, gritty, sticky sensation? Well, we have some ideas. While a visit to see us for a proper diagnosis and help is always beneficial, a few reasons for filmy-feeling teeth might solve your problem.
Reason #1: It’s The Spinach
What’s in your salad? On your sandwich? In your pasta? Are there spinach leaves involved? If so, that fuzzy feeling may be attributed directly to this leafy vegetable. While it’s entirely beneficial for your oral health and can actually help protect you against enamel damage, it can still feel weird. That’s because something called oxalic acid exists in the leaf in a crystalline form. When you chew it (and it gets all over your teeth), it feels strange.
Reason #2: It Could Be Dry Mouth
Do your teeth feel sort of sticky? Does your tongue or soft tissue seem to stick to them? This sensation may be the result of dry mouth, a disorder that is happening because your saliva flow is seriously lacking. Talk with us about what’s going on and the best way to manage it. (Remember, drinking more water is always to your benefit).
Reason #3: They Might Be Dirty
If your teeth are coated in plaque and tartar, they will most certainly feel grimy. Maybe you’re not brushing and flossing up to par. Perhaps it’s time for your dental cleaning. Whatever the case, we encourage you to schedule a checkup with us sooner than later, so you can protect your oral health from decay and other problems.
See Us For A Checkup
If your smile feels different or other new sensations occur, it’s always best to come see us for a dental checkup. To schedule a visit with DentaCare Dental to find out all you need to know, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 758-5921.