Got food or debris stuck between your teeth? Try these 7 helpful tips from our dentists in Houston.

  1. Rinse your mouth with water
  2. Floss your teeth normally
  3. Tie a knot in your floss
  4. Use your tongue or finger
  5. Brush your teeth
  6. Use a toothpick
  7. Visit your emergency dentist

If all else fails, call our office: 281-213-5668.

If you keep on getting food stuck in your teeth, read below to find out why this might be happening. The reason could be more alarming than you think!

Useful tips on how to remove food stuck between teeth

  1. Rinse your mouth

A very simple yet effective technique. Rinsing your mouth is often enough to remove the food or debris stuck between your teeth. You can use water to swish around in your mouth.

Pro tip: Rinsing with warm saltwater can help dislodge the debris, reduce inflammation, and kill harmful bacteria.

  1. Floss normally

Flossing is used to dislodge unwanted food, debris, and bacteria from and in between your teeth. If you have some dental floss, use it to help yourself!

Pro tip: Keep a floss dispenser with you anywhere you go, so you don’t have to worry about getting one to remove the stuck food

  1. Floss with a knot

If routine flossing is not able to bring you at ease, tie a knot in the floss, and gently pull the knot between your teeth. The knot brings out an extra thickness that may be necessary to remove food stuck between your teeth.

  1. Use your tongue or finger

Using your tongue in a sucking manner may help pull the food or debris out of your teeth.

Moreover, you may be able to remove the food out of your teeth with your finger. Please do wash your hands before putting them in your mouth.  

  1. Brush your teeth

Sometimes people skip this step and go towards more extreme measures like toothpicks. So, before going there, try brushing your teeth to dislodge the food out of your teeth gently.

  1. Use a toothpick

Most restaurants provide toothpicks to pull out food or debris from your teeth. If you can find one, walk to the bathroom where you can look in the mirror and remove the debris.

  1. Visit your dentist

If you are unable to dislodge the food or debris from your teeth, you should visit your dentist at the earliest.

It is dangerous to have food or debris stuck between your teeth for too long. Visit your dentist; he or she might have some tricks to help.

Are you looking for a dentist in the Houston Area? Visit us at Smiles4Ever! Our dentists provide all your dentistry needs under one roof– including food removal!

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