Food stuck in the teeth or gums poses various issues. For one, such food will look very bad, especially in the front of the mouth. If you smile and onlookers see a piece of food stuck in your gums or teeth, you will be quite embarrassed, especially if you are on a date!! Moreover, food stuck in the gums and teeth can accelerate the tooth decay process.
Some helpful ways to pull out food from between the teeth or gums.
Add in the fact that food stuck in the gums can cause bad breath. Thus, it is now easy to understand why people worry too much about removing it. However, some methods of food removal are better than others.
- Flossing: An Effective Way to Remove the Food in the Gums and Teeth
If food gets stuck in your gums and causes them to bleed, go ahead and rinse your mouth with saltwater. Rinsing will eliminate the blood, soothe your gums, and provide you a view of the food in your gums or teeth. To do so, grab some waxed floss that can slide in and out between your gums, teeth, and remove the food particles with ease.
Wax floss is an effective way to remove food from the teeth or gums since it can move in between close spaces better than the non-waxed ones. Move the floss around the piece of debris to remove it. Experiencing pain when flossing might indicate a dental infection. If this is the case, set an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.
- Water Flossers
Water flossers will likely loosen the food particles if floss does not get the job done. If you are not sure how a water flosser works, be sure to read the instructions and/or watch an instructional video to ensure you are doing it the right way.
- Gargle with Salt Water
Rinse with salt water, and you will find it washes your mouth to the point that some food bits are loosened free. Likewise, rinsing with a mouthwash can also help. Just do make sure to swish the liquid around with a strong force for at least thirty seconds.
- Try Your Toothbrush
If you have your toothbrush with you, use it to knock the food free from your gums. The soft bristles of the toothbrush remove the pieces of food stuck to your gums or your teeth. After removing the pieces of food, add some toothpaste, and brush your teeth to eliminate all remaining food particles.
Please call Waller Dental today at 936-372-2673. We can cover all your dentistry needs, including the removal of stuck food and debris!