Hi, I am in great need of advice from a dentist. Please forgive the following entry as it is quite graphic. I'm a 23-year-old female who (though I'm embarassed to admit it) began slacking in my oral care regime about two years ago. I'm now constantly suffering because of it.
You see, while I've never had a cavity, due to sheer laziness, I stopped rinsing my mouth after brushing my teeth. I still spit out the debris and whatnot, but I don't use any water to properly wash it out. Because of this, my mouth incessantly develops what I can only describe as a "gunky" sensation all the time, and a gooey white buildup is ever-present around the back of my tongue and lips that can be wiped off. According to both my physican as well as my dentist, my tongue and mouth appear to be healthy, but neither of these symptoms ever subside.
My doctor has only ever diagnosed this disorder as "oral thrush" and prescribed liquid Nystatin as the solution, but it did absolutely nothing to relieve my condition. In fact, it has intensified over time. The only short-term fix I have at the moment (which literally only lasts about 5 minutes) is constantly rinsing out my mouth with very strong mouth wash, but I realize that this habit is doing me more harm than good.
So, very long explanation short, I really need someone to unearth what is happening inside my mouth, because I'm really devastated that it just won't ease up. Thank you for your consideration.