On the back of my two front teeth there is a very sticky substance that I can feel when I chatter my teeth together. I have an overbite so the enamel is very thin on the back of my upper incisors(where the sticky is) and on the fron of the lowers. I thought maybe the dentin was causing the sticky, but it was only on one tooth, now it has spread to both front uppers. Brushing doesn't help, grinding pumice powder doesn't help, nor does Listerine. I use a floride gel toothpaste and prior to that I used toothpaste for sensitive teeth, and changing toothpaste hasn't helped.
I did ask my dentist (who is my boss) and he couldn't tell me what it was, as he couldn't see anything. Anyone know what this might be? I've got into the habit of chattering my toeeth on the sticky all day and it's making my teeth sore.
I also have sticky teeth. it all sounds the same as yours except mine is affecting all my upper left teeth. I have found no answers. I have Esophogial Reflux Disorder. I have assumed this is related to the teeth thing. It is driving me nuts and I am afraid it is very hard on my teeth. I pick all day.
I have exactly what you have and can find no answers. I have picked my upper gum away from my teeth. I have been told that perhaps I have silent reflux and this is a symptom but Prilosec did nothing for my teeth thing. I am crazed and have found no answers. I am looking into heavy metals and chelation treatment to see if that helps. Good luck to us. I am not sure this is dental though it started with a tooth extraction for me.
Oh how wonderful to find a group of people with the same problem as me! I am in the UK and am a pensioner so, thankfully, I get all my dental work for free. I have seen around eight specialists in oral care so far and not one of them know what the problem is except that my teeth are sticky. My stickiness is on a bridge of three teeth so they are not even real teeth and its driving me insane. The stickiness almost pours from these teeth. The roots of these crowns look perfect on the x-ray. I was interested to read musewilfe's comment about silent reflux because I think I suffer from this too. Just maybe there is a connection. Should I ever find some answers, then I'll post them up. Next specialist appointment is in six weeks. Fingers crossed!
Wow, I never thought that there are other people who are having the same problem as I do!
I was a bit frustrated explaining to my dentist, and he looked so confused, because he couldn't see a thing. I've tried looking for this on Google, got no luck either..
gummy fish, your post is a few years old, did you find an answer to your problem? I have EXACTLY the same !!!!
My problems started as I had my amalgam replaced by "white fillings", on the upper right.
Interesting, I have also barrett's esophagus, maybe there is a connection.
Appreciate a reply from anybody. I have this VERY annoying problem now for 3 years.
Thanks for your note and I'm sorry to hear you are still suffering (as I am). I have posted the following up on the blog today but have included it here to make sure you see it quickly. Hope it helps...
The following is an answer I gave to Hans who contacted me directly to see if I was still suffering from my sticky teeth. I'm posting it up in case it might help someone:
Thanks for asking but, no, I still have my sticky teeth. The hospital discharged me because they couldn't find anything wrong! They agreed that one tooth was kind of sticky so I went along to my dentist to have it pulled. Wrong! The stickiness simply moved to the next tooth! The problem now seems to be getting worse and I can feel bits and pieces of a different kind of sticky substance on my gums too now. At times, if I rub my gum at the back of my mouth with my tongue (where there are no teeth) it seems there is a fine layer of skin coming off.
I have recently discovered that plaque gets extra sticky around the teeth when people are very, very stressed (as I have been) so I am trying to meditate as often as I can. I have also decided to go the natural route because I've had enough of doctors and dentists for the time being. I recently watched an oral health summit online and am trying the different strategies suggested, which includes oil pulling. This is supposed to kill all the bad bacteria. Apparently, the worst thing we can do is use store bought mouthwash - warm salt water is far better. One thing that was suggested was to use essential oils, mainly frankincense and myrrh, and I'm waiting on my delivery of these items which should be arriving any day now. If I get any relief from these oils then I'll definitely post it up. If anyone on this forum wants to try the oils, then please make sure they are 100% pure and are pharmaceutical grade - there are so many out there that are mixed with cheaper oils and wouldn't do the job. Good oils are quite expensive but only a couple of drops are required at a time, mixed with a carrier oil. There is a free download of a book on essential oils by Dr Josh Axe called 'The Kings Medicine Cabinet' if anyone is interested. Frankincense, apparently, is said to be the king of them all.
There was only one person on the summit who addressed stickiness directly (which she refers to as 'biofilm') and she has apparently written a book on mouth care. Her name is Nadine Artemis. I've not checked it out yet but she was an excellent speaker and gave many useful tips. This (from my scribbled notes) is what she said about stickiness:
"There are harmful chemicals in toothpaste and mouthwash which affects the micro biome. They can colonise into biofilm (plaque) and adhere to the teeth and sides of the tongue and top of the tongue and then surround themselves with a sticky secretion that makes a barrier around the biofilm which is impenetrable, resisting antibiotics. Stop using toothpaste (me: we can make our own!) and use filtered or bottled water to avoid the chlorine in tap water. We need to get an ecological balance on bacterial diversity. We need to STOP, SEAL, AND SEED and reduce the chemical burden. Thus will kill off the micro biome."
I have recently begun to eat a better diet because I'm certain that everything we can do for ourselves will help in the long term. I'm juicing fresh fruit and veg daily now and have upped my intake of vitamin C. After just a week on this protocol I'm noticing a big difference in my overall health and stamina. I'm 72 years young and getting younger all the time!
Thanks so much for getting in touch with me, Bibi42. It's been already very helpful and refreshing to chat with someone who has similar problems.
If there is anybody else out there with "sticky teeth syndrome" (we may as well created an official name for it :> ), please get in touch with either Bibi42 or myself. We are now looking at similarities and differences in our health lifestyle in order to get to the bottom of this problem.
Dentists, Periodontists and other professionals obviously seem to have no answers for us.
My wife is suffering from same condition, which started soon after she got scaling done from a dentist.
After that we consulted many experts but no one had knowledge nor solution for treating such a condition.
Few dentists gave anti bacteria, anti fungal and anti yeast medicines but that did not help. Tried various mouth wash including Salive which is for dry mouth condition, but no relief.
Its two months now and could not get proper diagnosis or treatment.
But I think that the condition arose due to anesthesia, strong medicines during scaling procedure as the condition started soon after scaling was done.
As I have fetched no answers from medical experts, I am left on my own to investigate as to what can be the issue and how it can be tackled. Relieved to know that there are others who had been seeking information and this platform is offering a good discussion.
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