Learn More. When you rub your tongue over your teeth, they may feel fuzzy or rough. This feeling happens a lot in the morning if you forget to brush your teeth before bed.
Chalk belongs on a blackboard — not on your teeth. Still, from time to time you may notice that your teeth have a distinctly grainy, chalky feeling. For some, that sensation might be the indicator of a serious dental issue. Whether it's once in a while or a constant problem, chalky teeth should always be addressed with good oral care and the help of your dentist. Understanding the cause of the issue can help lead you to stronger teeth and a healthier smile. A chalky, gritty sensation on your teeth can be a product of the foods you eat. Food-based grit is caused by an excess of oxalic acid, a component of certain foods like leafy greens, strawberries, nuts, dry beans and chocolate. When oxalic acid combines with the naturally occurring calcium in your body, it creates tiny crystals that are hard for your saliva to break down, explains the Huffington Post. As a result, you might feel an unpleasant chalky deposit on your teeth after eating these foods, which can be quickly remedied with a little help from oral hygiene.
Reason #2: It Could Be Dry Mouth
Paying attention to your habits is a great way to find out the cause of your fuzzy teeth and how you can remedy the situation. Here are two common causes: You may have fuzzy teeth from eating certain foods with oxalic acid, like spinach, chard, kale, rhubarb, collards, beet greens, and parsley. Try pairing them with foods high in vitamin C, drinking plenty of water during your meal, and chewing sugar-free gum afterward to wash away that sticky feeling. Plaque is a thick, sticky film of bacteria that grows on your teeth if not properly wicked, brushed, and flossed off your teeth.
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, Dr. Game and our team want to share some strategies for avoiding that fuzzy feeling and ensuring your pearly whites feel healthy and bright. 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.