Why does yogurt make my front teeth feel loose?
January 30, 2016 4:49 PM   Subscribe

I know this seems like a really silly question, and I would never even think that yogurt could possibly damage my teeth, but I actually have two front teeth that are already somewhat loose and that I never use to bite into anything hard. And eating yogurt just seems to affect my front teeth, which feel all wiggly, but once I rinse my mouth out with water, they're fine again. I'd just like to understand what is happening here.
posted by massofintuition to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Would it have something to do with the cold? Maybe if your gums contract with the cold, it makes your teeth a liiitle looser?
posted by CrazyLemonade at 5:15 PM on January 30, 2016

This happens to me too! It's a really weird sensation that my teeth are all just a little loose and move slightly if I press my tongue on them. I just try to eat it and ignore because it always goes away. Glad to see I am not the only one.. And it's only yogurt. Not applesauce or ice cream or soup... Etc..
posted by nevertoolate at 5:30 PM on January 30, 2016 [2 favorites]

I wonder if it has something to do with the lactic acid in the yogurt.
posted by aniola at 7:59 PM on January 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

Acidity + tactile sensations. The inside of your mouth is a lot like skin.
posted by yesster at 12:47 AM on January 31, 2016

I get this with food textures I don't enjoy (mostly dried fruit), so it could be a sensory thing.
posted by terretu at 1:46 AM on January 31, 2016

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