If you’ve ever run your tongue over your teeth and realized that your teeth felt fuzzy, you’re not alone! This unpleasant sensation has several causes, from your diet to poor oral hygiene. However, you can void fuzzy teeth with a few lifestyle changes. Today, Johns Island dentist Dr. Game and our team want to share some strategies for avoiding that fuzzy feeling and ensuring your pearly whites feel healthy and bright.
Is Plaque the Culprit?
If you notice that your teeth feel especially fuzzy in the morning after you forget to brush at night, that fuzzy feeling is likely the result of plaque. Plaque is a sticky biofilm that is made from bacteria in your mouth. Without proper oral care, plaque can lead to cavities, cause irritation, or develop into tartar. To add insult to injury, plaque causes bad breath.
Luckily, plaque buildup is preventable and often reversible if spotted early. The best way to limit plaque buildup and avoid that fuzzy feeling is to practice good oral hygiene at home. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, floss every day, and visit our office regularly for cleanings and exams.
Food & Fuzziness
Believe it or not, healthy foods like spinach, kale, and beets may be causing that fuzzy feeling. While these foods are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they’re also high in oxalic acid, which is responsible for that rough texture you feel on your teeth. To neutralize oxalic acid, try eating foods high in Vitamin C like oranges. It’s also a good idea to drink water after eating to wash away food particles after eating.
Now that you know why your teeth feel fuzzy, you can take steps to avoid that feeling and keep your teeth healthy. To ask our team any questions about caring for your teeth or to schedule your next appointment, contact our office today!