If you have that feeling like every time you brush your teeth they feel clean, but before long, your teeth begin to feel fuzzy, it may be because you have a lot of plaque built up. Brushing just isn't cutting it any longer and you may need more than just a simple brushing. You most likely need a deep cleaning appointment. Read on for more information about this fuzzy (not so fuzzy) feeling on your teeth.
How Does Plaque Build Up?
Plaque builds up with the things you eat each day. The food you put into your mouth sticks to your teeth, and those tiny particles build up with time. Brushing can remove much of the plaque, as can flossing, but throughout the year, you can still have build up on your teeth. This is why you need to get to the dentist for a cleaning and exam. Some of the things you eat are healthier than others, such as fresh vegetables, although sugar-rich foods are going to stick to your teeth much more, as will sugary drinks.
How Do You Remove Plaque?
Remove the plaque by brushing twice daily and flossing your teeth every single day. Flossing your teeth helps to remove the plaque that gets stuck in between the teeth where your toothbrush bristles cannot reach. Flossing is also important in keeping up with the health of your gums. If your gums bleed when you floss, or your gums feel painful or swollen, then you need to floss more often. Plaque should also be removed by going to the dentist every six months for a regular cleaning and checkup.
Why Is a Dental Cleaning So Important?
A dental cleaning is important because the plaque that has built up will be removed properly. Some plaque can be stuck on and needs to be scraped off in a gentle way, that a professional dentist or dental hygienist can remove for you without damaging your teeth or your gums. Dental cleanings are also a time when your dentist will examine your teeth for other potential oral health issues, such as gum disease or gingivitis, so it can be treated properly.
If your teeth feel fuzzy, it's a good sign that your teeth are in need of a good cleaning and your toothbrush just isn't doing a good enough job. Make an appointment at a local family dental clinic to learn more.