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Why Do My Teeth Feel Rough?

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Mark Bieber
Why Do My Teeth Feel Rough?Ideally, your teeth should feel smooth even when you run your tongue over them, especially after brushing. However, this is not always the case. If you experience rough teeth or surfaces, contact us at Toomin & Bieber Aesthetic Comprehensive Dentistry to schedule a dental exam.

What might cause rough teeth surfaces?

Eroded Enamel

The enamel is the hard outer covering of our teeth. Enamel makes the surface of our teeth feel smooth and even unless tampered with.

The enamel is meant to last for life like our teeth, but that's not always the case. Therefore if you experience rough surfaces on your teeth, it means some parts of your enamel is worn out for various reasons.

Intake of acidic foods and beverages has been established as key in eroding the enamel due to the high acidic content left on our teeth. Additionally, using hard bristles during brushing and over-brushing play a big role in eroding the enamel, resulting in patches of rough edges on the teeth.

Tooth Decay

Although the effects of tooth decay may take a while before affecting the tooth's smoothness and evenness, when severe, it causes cavities, resulting in pitted and rough tooth surfaces.

Deposits of Tartar

Tartar refers to the deposits left by unattended plaque on the teeth. It's common for people who practice poor dental care as they fail to brush away food deposits and other sticky films that deposit around and on the teeth.

When tartar deposits form on the teeth, they usually result in bumpy and hard surfaces that are easily noticeable due to their brownish or yellowish color. You can feel the roughness of the tartar on your teeth if you roll your tongue over them.

Rough teeth are normal occurrences to many people; hence never feel intimidated opening up to our dentists. Please make an appointment to visit our offices where you will meet a team of dedicated staff.

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