Food Caught in Teeth

With the holiday season underway, families come together and share many different kinds of food. Everything is great and enjoyable UNTIL you get something stuck in your teeth and it ruins the whole extravaganza. Fortunately for you, there are ways to get it out.

Check your flossing technique regularly. You don't want to push food parts further into your gums with a bad approach. When you start flossing, always use a fresh piece of floss, and remember to throw them out after each use. No one wants to see cousin Al's dirty floss on the bathroom counter.

Toothpicks and saltwater rinses are also viable options to remove food particles from your teeth. Be sure to follow up with good dental hygiene. If you have bad hygiene and are not brushing and flossing daily, you could end up with a bad form of gum disease called periodontitis. If a patient develops space that means something went wrong and they will develop a problem in time. A Lot of times those problems are very hard to fix as they are very close to the bone or cause the bone to recede.

Regular flossing and brushing still does not remove all food particles from your mouth so be sure to visit your dentist for a cleaning every 6 months. They have the tools they need to extract hard-to-reach remnants.

If you live in Toms River, Brick, Lakewood or the surrounding areas, making an appointment for yourself is easy. Simply call Garden State Smiles of Brick at (732) 477 - 5770 or click here to schedule an appointment online.