Does It Seem Like Something Is Coating Your Smile?

Do you feel like something not-so-lovely is covering your teeth? What does it feel like? Does it feel fuzzy, grimy, sticky, or any other adjective that you don’t necessarily want associated with your teeth? We know that this can be quite alarming if you’re used to your teeth feeling smooth. However, this is not an out-the-ordinary thing for us to hear. You have a couple options. You can consider some common causes according to our Cleveland, TX team and see if making a change or two improves matters. Then, of course, you may set up a dental visit with us, so we can help you along with getting your comfy, clean-feeling smile back.

You May Have Dry Mouth

If you tell our team that your mouth is feeling sticky and your teeth feel sort of coated, we will probably tell you the following: Sounds like dry mouth! Of course, the only way to know for sure is for us to see you. For now, consider the following: When you’re low on saliva, your mouth can feel very sticky and your teeth can feel like they’re coated because you don’t have enough lubrication. Drink more water. If the problem persists, come in!

Your Teeth Might Not Be So Clean

A good portion of the time, teeth feel fuzzy or grimy because they sort of are. Plaque coats teeth all the time. You brush it away. When you don’t brush it, it hardens. Then, it’s called tartar. The more of this stuff you have on your teeth, the more likely it is they’ll feel yucky. Once tartar forms, you need a dental cleaning to remove it. See us soon for a dental visit!

It Could Be What You’re Eating

Did you know that the foods you’re eating might be affecting your comfort? It’s true! Have you been munching on spinach lately or consuming something containing rhubarb? If so, you may not know that these good-for-you, natural foods contain something known as oxalic acid. In fact, they contain a lot of it. While you may think of an acid as a liquid, this substance is crystallized. You can’t see it but you can feel it when it makes your teeth feel coated or “fuzzy.” Is it something to worry about? Not at all. However, if you don’t like it, rinse with some water and then give yourself a gentle brushing 30 minutes later. Still need help? Call us for a dental visit.

See Us For A Smile That’s Clean And Comfortable

Come in for your dental cleanings like clockwork and remember to contact us for a checkup if you think something is “off.” We are always here to see you! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.