Sorry to hear about your problem. Oral aversion is something that people can develop for a number of different reasons. It is not uncommon for many people to have an aversion to one thing or another, and you have unfortunately developed an aversion to brushing your teeth (and perhaps to other things like unto it, if you are also having problems with your mouth wash!). While the obvious explanation for why this is happening is not apparent, it is usually something that you should be able to work through. Your doctor
may have some tips of things that you can do to help. Additionally, he or she may feel that it is a good idea to work with a speech and language pathologist
, or someone who is trained to help those with swallowing disorders and other problems such as you describe. Some of these caregivers work with infants who are given tube feeds early in life and do not develop the immediate response to suckling and taking in food through the mouth that most infants learn. These infants can, at times, develop oral aversions as well. Speaking with your doctor is a good place to start, and your dentist
can help, too. Again, please speak with your doctor.