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Have you noticed that your teeth always feel sticky, even after you’ve brushed them? If so, know that sticky teeth are the results of plaque. Plaque is comprised of food particles, saliva, detrimental to your teeth, gums, and mouth.

Unfortunately, plaque buildup can lead to yellow teeth, bad breath, and bleeding gums. In the most severe cases, it can cause serious diseases such as heart disease and dementia. The good news is that you can get rid of plaque and that sticky feeling that can be quite uncomfortable.

Our very best tip for getting rid of stickiness in the mouth is thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth. You should use a soft bristled toothbrush to protect your teeth and gums and use soft strokes to help remove the plaque. Remember that brushing hard can actually damage your teeth and gums rather than help them.

Even if you lead a busy life, it’s important that you brush for at least two minutes, twice a day as doing so can reduce your chances of plaque buildup. In addition, be sure to floss every day so you can reach areas that your toothbrush may not be able to. Last but not least, visit our office every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. We can remove plaque that may have built up over time and help you achieve that fresh, clean feeling you desire.

Schedule an Appointment at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are facing a sticky mouth and can’t seem to get rid of it, we encourage you to contact our Ashburn, VA office at 703-439-1214 to schedule an appointment.