What Do You Do If You Get Something Stuck Between Your Teeth?

what to do if something is stuck between your teeth Alexandria

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 The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA.

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.

  1. It may be tempting, and may even seem like a good idea. But never use a sharp object on something stuck between your teeth. You may damage your gums or teeth. Use dental floss instead.
  2. 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.
  3. Use waxed dental floss, as it’s excellent for getting things from between teeth. It slides easily into tight spaces.
  4. If you absolutely have to use a floss pick, use one with tight strands of floss.

If none of this works, give us a call. At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA we offer family dentistry, and will see you as soon as soon as possible. People throughout Northern Virgina, Fairfax, and Prince William County also come to us for cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Contact us today!

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Alexandria, Virginia


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