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Have you ever left a restaurant only to find something stuck between your teeth? If you have, you understand how annoying the sensation can be. However, did you know that if you don’t remove food that is stuck between your teeth, you could ultimately have to deal with tooth decay? This can also be an issue if much smaller food particles are left between our teeth. In other words, it’s extremely important to remove the food and debris between your teeth—but do you know what the most effective way to remove food from between your teeth is?

For example, you may consider using a toothpick to food from between your teeth after eating. However, if you decide to use a toothpick, please be careful. If you aren’t careful with a toothpick, you could damage your gums or teeth. Furthermore, you could accidentally break your toothpick between your teeth, making it difficult to remove.

A water pick is another option you may consider, especially if you have very sensitive teeth. Fortunately, a water pick is typically gentler than floss but typically won’t cause your gums to bleed. If you have gum disease, you may want to use a water pick instead. While a water pick and a toothpick may be useful for removing food between your teeth, please don’t forget the benefits dental floss can offer.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of any of these tools, please don’t hesitate to give Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C. a call at 502-955-6516. Dr. Robert A. Bell and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We are excited to hear from you soon.