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 Robert Matlach Dental in Huntington NY.
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.
- 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; this is an excellent way of getting things out from between the teeth. Waxed floss slides easily into tight spaces. If it won’t go in, do not force it.
- If you absolutely must resort to a floss pick, make sure it’s one that has tight strands of floss.
If none of this works, give us a call. At Robert Matlach Dental in Huntington NY, we offer emergency dentistry, and will see you as soon as soon as possible. People throughout North Bay, East Smithtown, and South Melville also come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry. Request an appointment today!
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