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Your answer to strange dental and oral health issues

August 31, 2022
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Some dental issues don’t catch your attention like the rest. Nonetheless, they speak a lot about your dental health.

This article highlights the six uncommon or strange oral health issues you might experience.

Strange: taste

There may be more than one reason you’d be sensing a foul, awkward taste after eating something.

Taste and Causes

Bitter taste

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Acid reflux
  • Dehydration

Metallic taste

  • Consumption of antibiotics
  • Consumption of multivitamins
  • Cold and fever

Sour taste

  • Poor oral health
  • Low levels of Zinc
  • Smoking
  • Cancer treatments


  • Unpleasant smell and flavor in your mouth


  • Keep yourself hydrated: Drinking 2-3 liters of water daily will flush toxins out of the body and reduce the bacteria in your mouth.
  • Chewing gum: Chewing gums that are sugar-free increase the saliva production in the mouth. This results in killing bad bacteria.
  • Minimize or stop smoking: this will eliminate the foul taste in the mouth caused by smoke particles and toxic chemicals.

Strange: fuzzy teeth sensation


  • Buildup of plaque
  • Eating foods with high levels of oxalic acid like spinach.
  • Dry mouth


  • Having a silky blurred feeling in the mouth or tongue


  • It is best to maintain and practice routine oral hygiene at home.
  • Schedule a professional dental cleaning.
  • Regular dental checkups: if you have any concerns or oral health issues, your dentist will identify the root cause and propose an appropriate solution.

Strange: translucent enamel appearance

Transparent enamel appearance is a condition where the outer enamel wears off.


  • Eating highly acidic foods
  • GERD, i.e., Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: a condition of acid reflux
  • Enamel hypoplasia: a condition where the enamel isn’t developed correctly, or there is an absence of enamel.


  • The uneven and transparent appearance of the teeth’s surface


  • Veneers: a thin protective layer on teeth that prevents teeth erosion and adds a natural shine to the teeth
  • Crowns or Bonding: the dentist creates a hard layer by applying resin or a cap
  • Cosmetic dentistry: treatment that improves the look of your smile

Strange: fruity breath

Fruity breath feels like the aftertaste of fruit in your mouth, even though you haven’t eaten it.


  • Keto diets
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease


  • Foul smell in the mouth


  • Manage your blood sugars by following the proper exercise, diet, and sleep
  • Visit a nutritionist or a diabetologist

Strange: burning mouth syndrome (BMS)

As the name suggests, it is a condition where you feel pain in the mouth as you experience an intense burning or tingling sensation.


  • Damaged facial nerves. For example, the cranial nerve and trigeminal nerve
  • Lack of nutrition
  • Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism: an autoimmune disease caused by hormonal imbalance


  • A burning sensation on the overall mouth for months and longer


  • Dental treatments
  • Consuming clonazepam tablet

Strange: Geminated Tooth

Geminated tooth is a condition where two teeth erupt from a single bud. This condition is also called a double tooth.


  • Genetics
  • Childhood trauma
  • Lack of vitamins


  • Growth of two teeth from one root


  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants

If anyone experiences persistent oral health issues or has noticed uncommon/ strange oral health issues like the ones mentioned above, visiting the dentist is essential. Contact Ashraf Dentistry today and get to the bottom of your strange dental or oral health issue.

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Lamine Diallo
Lamine Diallo
02:21 15 Jun 22
My family and I have been receiving care from Dr. Ashraf and his amazing team since we first moved to Waterloo in 2002. His assessment skills are spot on, he is gentle and is very skilled at working with anxious\nervous patients. My dental hygienist is Lin who is very knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. She is amazingly gentle yet very,very thorough when it comes to preventative dental care. She is didactic as well, taking the time to teach patients how to use certain equipment as well as addressing gingivitis in pro-active ways. We are in very capable hands.
Trisa Kapetaneas
Trisa Kapetaneas
18:12 01 Jun 22
I have been a patient here for over 2 years now and I've always enjoyed the experience. The staff are professional and have always made me feel comfortable. I recently had a cleaning done by Lynn for the first time and she was amazing! Will continue to visit for my checkups/cleanings.
Aamir Mirza
Aamir Mirza
14:54 03 May 22
Dr. Ashraf and his team is amazing. All work done under one umbrella for entire family. We all are very happy to be under the care for the last 20 plus years. Lin, dental hygienist is remarkable professional. She knows her job so well that I look forward to my cleaning every time I'm scheduled. Thank you Lin for your amazing work for my entire family!
Alena Delena
Alena Delena
14:50 02 May 22
My family loves Dr Ashraf. We've been through many dentists in many cities and he's by far our favourite one. He's always thorough and professional. His referrals are also of equal high caliber. I went to him for a root canal and a crown. I had many concerns and he addressed them all personally. He even went so far as to redo a root canal for me. Recommend.
Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood
15:31 28 Apr 22
I found Ashraf Dentistry a year ago and I absolutely love their dental clinic. Everyone is very kind and thorough. Lin is the best dental hygienist I've ever had! She takes the time to ensure I receive the care I need. Both dentists I've seen have also been very kind and wonderful at making me feel like my teeth are being taken care of. Highly recommend!
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