When Your Smile Feels “Coated” 

When you feel like your teeth are coated, this is not a good thing. You want to be able to run your tongue along your teeth and feel that they’re slick, clean, and smooth. So, regardless of the way that they feel they’re covered, when they indeed feel they are being surrounded with some sort of film or otherwise, it’s definitely a wise decision to come in to see our Auburn Hills, MI team! The sooner we find out what’s going on, the more easily we can fix it (while preventing any damage from impacting your oral health).

It Might Be Plaque And Tartar

Remember that the reason you see our team every six months for dental cleanings (and the reason you practice your dental hygiene twice a day, every single day) is the fact that plaque creates a film over your teeth. This happens daily. When you brush and floss, you remove it. You do this consistently because it re-forms. Then, you see us for cleanings twice a year to remove remaining plaque and any tartar (which is hardened plaque). So, your smile remains clean! If you don’t keep up with these oral health care details, you can feel the accumulation on your teeth.

It Could Be Dry Mouth

Remember that while it may seem slightly counterintuitive, when you feel that your teeth are coated, it could be dry mouth! Sure, you may guess that your teeth would just feel extra dry if this is the case but that’s not really how it works. When you’re dealing with insufficient saliva, the saliva that you do have may feel thick or stringy. Your smile may feel sticky or tacky. You may also end up with an accumulation of bacteria. So, you end up with teeth that feel coated, as mentioned. Of course, this can lead to problems like tooth decay, so figuring things out ASAP is to your benefit!

It May Be The Foods You’re Eating

If you eat something that contains oxalic acid (like spinach, beets, rhubarb, and more), then you might feel like your teeth are coated. This “acid” is in a crystalline form, which makes teeth feel funny. Rinse and brush and you’ll feel good as new!

You Need To See Us!

When in doubt and when your smile feels coated, see us for a dental checkup! We are here to help you protect your oral health.

Protect Your Oral Health By Setting Up Visits

Decide to follow through on seeing our team, when a change or obvious shift occurs with your smile. Let us know when something like a coated sensation over your teeth happens, so we may steer you back on track! To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.