If so, here’s why you shouldn’t ignore it….
Can you run your tongue over both the front and back of your teeth and say that they feel entirely smooth? If you can, then congratulations, you are doing a great job of keeping your teeth clean and also probably already see the hygienist at our Burton dental practice on a regular basis. If the surface of your teeth feels a little rough or ‘fuzzy’, then you should almost certainly join the ranks of those who currently do.
You might ask what the problem is if your teeth don’t feel entirely smooth. After all, there is no obvious damage and they probably function normally too, so why should you be concerned? In today’s blog, we will examine what this seemingly innocuous ‘problem’ could lead to and offer suggestions on how to improve things.
Our mouths are full of bacteria. Some of it is good bacteria and some is potentially harmful to our teeth and gums, especially when they multiply to the point where their numbers become out of control. The ‘fuzziness’ that you can feel on your teeth is most likely a collection of this bacteria which has formed a film on the surface of your teeth. This is natural and is usually kept under control both through saliva washing it away and also when you brush your teeth.
Unfortunately, not all of this bacteria will necessarily be removed and especially if you don’t take care of your teeth as well as you could, the bacteria can combine with the minerals in your saliva and form a hardened material known as tartar. This is a hard substance that can’t simply be removed by brushing at home.