Best Ways to Remove Food Stuck In Between Your Teeth
Posted on 4/25/2020 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
We have all been there… you are dining with someone, enjoying conversation, then catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Yep, you see unsightly food stuck between your teeth, and wonder how long it has been there. Vanity aside, food stuck between our teeth is often unseen, and needs to be removed.
Some Ideas For Removing Unwanted Food From Between Your Teeth
If you are out and about and need a quick way to remove stubborn food from in between your teeth, there are several options. Consider carrying dental floss or a dental pick with you. A quick trip to the restroom, and a swipe with the floss or pick, should remove the food. A travel toothbrush is also a great option. While enjoying a meal, drink plenty of water. As it glides through your teeth, food is being removed. Eating your veggies can do more than provide you with essential vitamins.
Did you know a crunchy vegetable, such as a carrot or a piece of celery, can assist in pulling pieces of food out from in between your teeth? It is another great reason to not pass on the crunchy salad. What about the food between your teeth that is unseen? There is a good chance it's there. You have heard since you were a child, to brush after every meal. It is still important. After eating, brush your teeth and floss. Brushing is a great start, but to get into the areas your toothbrush can't reach, you need dental floss to get the job done.
Why Do I Need to Remove the Food Anyway?
Removing food from in between our teeth, isn't just about keeping our smile clear and beautiful. It is about staying healthy. Food left unremoved can lead to bad breath, gum disease, and cavities.
If you have concerns about food getting stuck in your teeth, and how to remove it, please call our office. We are here to help!
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