Ever get something stuck between your teeth? Of course you have; who hasn’t? At best, something stuck between your teeth is bothersome, especially if it takes a long time to remove it. At worst it is painful, and requires professional attention, like what we provide at Staten Island Dental Care.
Some people have narrow and tight spaces between their teeth. They seem more susceptible to getting things wedged in there. It can cause pressure and discomfort, and even pain.
Here are some tips to dislodge what you have stuck between your teeth.
- It may be tempting, and may even seem like a good idea. But never use a sharp object on something stuck between your teeth. Not even a toothpick. You may damage your gums or teeth.
- Rinse your mouth out vigorously. Use lukewarm saltwater. You may need to repeat several times, but this is often enough to loosen whatever is stuck.
- Use waxed dental floss. It is excellent for getting things from between teeth. Waxed floss slides easily into tight spaces. If it won’t go in, do not force it.
- If you absolutely have to use a floss picks, we recommend one with tight strands of floss.
If none of this works, give us a call. At Staten Island Dental Care, we offer general dentistry, and can help with your irritation and pain. People throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne also come to us for cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!
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