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Needing expert help. I have slimy stuff in my teeth?

Needing expert help. I have slimy stuff in my teeth?

Brush them more: Brushing will remove the soft plaque and make your teeth feel smoother and less slimy. Get to a dentist and have your teeth checked and find out exactly why you are feeling the slim and what treatment if any is needed. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Just had my braces removed and my teeth feel slimy. When will this go away?

Just had my braces removed and my teeth feel slimy. When will this go away?

Baking soda + RDH: The slimy film is most likely just that: a slimy layer of live and dead bacteria that were hard to remove under braces. Now that the braces are gone, your tongue can feel it. First, make a slurry with baking soda ; water, and brush well with it for 2 min. Do not repeat this formula as it could be too abrasive for repeated use. If still filmy, see an rdh (registered dental hygienist) for a polish. ...Read more

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Does my mouthwash leave a slimy film on my teeth?

Does my mouthwash leave a slimy film on my teeth?

Some: Some do, some don't. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for instance will as will listerine. Try smartmouth available over the counter. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting a chalky, slimy taste on my teeth and the walls of my mouth?

Why do I keep getting a chalky, slimy taste on my teeth and the walls of my mouth?

Bacteria?: The bacteria that normally lives in your mouth will adhere to your teeth and form a plaque. Do you feel this in the morning when you wake up? Does it come off when you brush your teeth? This is perfectly normal if it is plaque. You can have your dentist take a look if you would like to be sure. ...Read more

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After brushing my teeth, what is causing a slimy film all over the inside of my mouth. Usually appears within an hour I have used numerous different toothpastes and nothing helps. My father is experiencing same problem.

After brushing my teeth, what is causing a slimy film all over the inside of my mouth. Usually appears within an hour I have used numerous different toothpastes and nothing helps. My father is experiencing same problem.

Many good answers: All my colleagues have made good points. In addition, I mention that brushing removes the surface deposits on your teeth. When well removed, it takes only a short time for salivary components to reform a layer called the pellicle, this may be what people are describing. Upon this thin pellicle layer adhesion of bacteria takes place and is termed plaque. Pellicle. ...Read more

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Is it normal after a wisdom tooth is pulled this is the 4th day I looked at it and it has a white slimy coating on top should I trouble my dentist?

Is it normal after a wisdom tooth is pulled this is the 4th day I looked at it and it has a white slimy coating on top should I trouble my dentist?

It is normal: Healing process. Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Good luck. ...Read more

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My gum is swollen and slimy just around 1 front tooth, never had dental work done, please help!

My gum is swollen and slimy just around 1 front tooth, never had dental work done, please help!

Gingivitis: Or gums abscess. A swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. Call your dentist today for exam x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chest pain, congestion, stuffy nose, green thick slimy mucus. Tooth infection, but what about the rest? Amoxicillin 6 days now- when will I be better?

Chest pain, congestion, stuffy nose, green thick slimy mucus. Tooth infection, but what about the rest? Amoxicillin 6 days now- when will I be better?

Antibiotics: Your symptoms may be a viral infection so the amoxicillin will not help your chest congestion, stuffy nose. Follow up with your primary care for this if your symptoms continue. Follow up with your dentist for the tooth. ...Read more

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I have had a metallic and slimy kind of taste in my mouth. What could this be?

I have had a metallic and slimy kind of taste in my mouth. What could this be?

Metallic Tastes: You may have this taste as a side effect of medications you may be taking--specifically antibiotics. It can also be caused by dehydration. Less likely causes would be cystic fibrosis or accidental poisoning. See your physician if this persists. ...Read more

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What're the slimy strings in my mouth about an hour after using listerine?

What're the slimy strings in my mouth about an hour after using listerine?

Mucosal sloughing: Sloughing of mucosal tissues after using mouth rinses and tooth pastes is fairly common. Generally seen in products containing wintergreen, sanguarine, or high alcohol content mouth rinses. ...Read more

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My mouth is dry, It feels like there is a slimy film in my mouth too. Is this cancer? Or a sign of cancer I'm on antibiotics. Idk if it's that.

My mouth is dry, It feels like there is a slimy film in my mouth too. Is this cancer? Or a sign of cancer I'm on antibiotics. Idk if it's that.

Antibiotics.: Chances are its related to your antibiotics or the reason you are on antibiotics. Also are you taking anything else over the counter? Any Syrups? They may have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or any other anti-histamins that would result in dry mucous membranes in the mouth. And it can also be Candida if you are on prolonged antibiotics or with a weak immune system. I would not jump on CANCER as the first option!!! ...Read more

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I've had slimy, irritated eyes, soar throat and cough off and on for about a month and an occasional soar tongue and mouth -what do you think it is?

I've had slimy, irritated eyes, soar throat and cough off and on for about a month and an occasional soar tongue and mouth -what do you think it is?

Possible Allergy: All your symptoms point towards an allergic upper respiratory condition. You have had it for a month. You can try over the counter allergy pill like claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or zyrtec once a day and if no relief consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe nausea and dry mouth, which turns to a slimy throat and foamy spit, and then repeats. No puke. Talked 2 ma. No good docs around. Help! ?

I have severe nausea and dry mouth, which turns to a slimy throat and foamy spit, and then repeats. No puke. Talked 2 ma. No good docs around. Help! ?

Stomach flu: Stomach flu is a viral infection that affects the stomach and small intestine. The condition generally resolves without treatment within 3-4 days. If persists more than 1 week, see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Can I fix teeth?

Can I fix teeth?

Yes: A dentist is a skilled professional that fix teeth. Crowns, porcelain veneers, and array of restorative materials can be used to fix teeth. ...Read more

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My teeth are loose?

My teeth are loose?

See dentist ASAP: Teeth should not be loose. If they are, you may have disease of the supporting bone/gum complex, or a systemic problem such as diabetes. Don't let tis go...Have an examination asap. This is not a problem that self-resolves. ...Read more

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How do teeth harden?

How do teeth harden?

Tooth calcification: If you mean how teeth harden as a they develop inside of the jaw the answer is calcification of the tooth bud. This is a one time & permanent process. As the teeth grow into the mouth, their surface can pick up Fluoride or calcium form saliva and harden to some degree. Of course, the most important thing is to take steps to prevent "decalcification" of the tooth or "decay" by proper oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Why do I teeth clench?

Why do I teeth clench?

Stress: Often teeth clenching is caused by stress. Consider stress reducing methods or activities. Consult with your dentist for a night guard to help with clenching. ...Read more

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What is shaving teeth?

What is shaving teeth?

Also called IPR: Inter proximal reduction, stripping, or shaving, refers to thinning a tooth by removing enamel from between teeth. As this changes tooth shape it can affect how teeth fit each other and also affect gum health. ...Read more

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Why do my teeth stain?

Why do my teeth stain?

Because....: Certain colored foods stain teeth more than others. It is their nature. The more acidic and more colored the food/ drink, the more it stains. Red wine is the worst. ...Read more

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What makes teeth loose?

What makes teeth loose?

Periodontal disease: Teeth are rooted in the gums, so any gum disease, most common is inflammation known as periodontosis, will weaken the gums and will contribute to teeth loosening. It is very important that you not only brush but also floss your teeth at least once daily. Also, to prevent inflammation caused by acid producing bacteria in the mouth - use xylitol containing products (gum) after meals. ...Read more

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How to have wite teeth?

How to have wite teeth?

Depends: Teeth whitening can be completed several different ways: prefilled trays or strips, custom-made whitening trays, or in-office whitening such as zoom! I offer all three waysin my office; however, whitening with custom trays seems to be the most predictable, effective, and affordable way to whiten teeth. ...Read more

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Can new teeth be grown?

Can new teeth be grown?

Yes: Yes, new research is showing the possibility of using stem cells to grow new teeth. ...Read more

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How to get white teeth?

How to get white teeth?

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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Teeth are my teeth clean

Teeth are my teeth clean

I: I am sorry but I do not understand your question. Are your teeth clean?

Cannot tell without an examination. ...Read more