Do you wear a nightguard?? When the shedding stared was there a change in your toothpaste?? Yes, if your toothpaste is new, it can cause an allergic reaction. Also, using a mouthwash may cause this... I would recommend seeing your dentist for further investigation.
can cause the mucosal tissue inside your mouth to slough off. Changing to
a plain toothpaste such as Crest original, may help solve the issue.
It might be a sensitivity to toothpaste if you have changed pastes recently. It might also be a dry mouth issue or sensitivity to any new foods or other oral products. If it persists for more than 2 weeks, see your dentist for an evaluation.
Francis C Mecadon DMD
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I hope this helps!
Jossi Stokes, DDS
Many times we’ll see this in our patients when they come in for their check-ups. The clinical appearance is that the lining of the cheek appears to be sloughing off. The most common cause appears to be a correlation with a new toothpaste that they are using. I have found most of the time it is a toothpaste that features tartar control as one of the benefits of using this particular toothpaste. There are many brands available. But there appears to be a correlation with sloughing of the tissue and tartar control toothpaste. This does not happen to everyone. Some patients, like myself, are just sensitive to the chemicals in the tartar control toothpaste.
So the first thing to check if you are having “shedding on the inside of the mouth” is to ask yourself the question ‘did I recently change toothpaste?’ and ‘am I using a tartar control toothpaste?’
Happy brushing and flossing!
Dr. Joe Ferrini
Most likely however, it is nothing to worry about and as long as it resolves could be an incidental situation. For peace of mind and accuracy, it is best to see a dentist for visual confirmation.