5 doctors weighed in:
I have white slime in my mouth after I brush my teeth?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Change toothpaste
Others have experienced a slimy or stringy substance in their mouths after brushing.
It seems more common after using toothpastes with whitening agents. Some get it after using a mouthwash following brushing. I'd recommend trying a toothpaste designed to be more gentle. Brush without toothpaste for 3 days, then restart with a gentler or "natural" toothpaste. See your dentist if not resolving.

In brief: Change toothpaste
Others have experienced a slimy or stringy substance in their mouths after brushing.
It seems more common after using toothpastes with whitening agents. Some get it after using a mouthwash following brushing. I'd recommend trying a toothpaste designed to be more gentle. Brush without toothpaste for 3 days, then restart with a gentler or "natural" toothpaste. See your dentist if not resolving.
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Thank
Dr. Ricky Munter
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Toothpaste reaction
Possbile that your toothpaste may be irritating the mouth tissues .
Some toothpaste ingredients can react negatively to the mouth. Switch to non irritating toothpaste.

In brief: Toothpaste reaction
Possbile that your toothpaste may be irritating the mouth tissues .
Some toothpaste ingredients can react negatively to the mouth. Switch to non irritating toothpaste.
Dr. Ricky Munter
Dr. Ricky Munter
Thank
Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Toothpaste
If the white slime only appears after brushing your teeth and you are brushing with toothpaste, the white slime could be a combination of residual toothpaste mixed with your saliva.

In brief: Toothpaste
If the white slime only appears after brushing your teeth and you are brushing with toothpaste, the white slime could be a combination of residual toothpaste mixed with your saliva.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors