Why, Despite Your Efforts, Your Teeth Don’t Feel Clean  

Of course, you’re a good patient! You brush your teeth and you floss. You do what you’re instructed by our Pella, IA team because you feel strongly about maintaining a smile that’s healthy, so you enjoy your teeth and your gums and your entire smile for many years to come. However, even though you feel you’re putting all of your effort into doing what’s right, your teeth just don’t feel clean. You know what a clean smile feels like but something is just wrong. What could it be, you ask? Let us help you sort out what might be going on with your smile health, so you can get back to a smile that feels healthy and that is healthy.

You’ve Already Got Tartar Buildup

You may have tartar buildup. “But I brush and floss!” you might respond. Yes, but when is the last time that you received a dental cleaning with our team? If it’s been a while or if you’re almost at the six-month mark and plan on coming in for your cleaning, then it’s normal that you have a bit of tartar. It can make your teeth feel coated and not super smooth. Even if you’re doing all that you can regarding your dental hygiene, you may still end up with a little bit of this very hard substance anyway. It’s okay. The only thing you have to remember is to see our team two times each year, so we can get rid of it! After that, you’ll be back to your smooth smile (and you’ll be offering your smile health excellent protection).

You’re Eating Something With Oxalic Acid

Hey, there! What’s that you’re eating? Is it spinach? Is it rhubarb? While there’s no nutrient label on the side of those natural foods that are very good for you, you can look up the details online. What you will find is that foods high in something called oxalic acid can make your smile feel like it’s coated in something fuzzy. This might be alarming and may worry you about your smile health. However, it’s harmless. This type of “acid” has a structural makeup that makes it so you can feel it on your teeth. Unlike other acids, though, it’s not going to harm your smile. To get back to feeling like you have clean teeth in this case, simply brush!

Your Best Efforts Need Improvement!

Your best efforts may need the tiniest tweak, so you’re cleaning your smile well enough to keep it healthy! During your next checkup, we will review smile health care with you. Easy!

Let Us Help You Achieve Truly Clean Teeth

Come in for dental cleanings and dental checkups with us, so you’re on track toward maintaining your best, cleanest smile! To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.