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

what to do if something is stuck between your teeth Charlotte

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 Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte.

Some people have narrow and tight spaces between their teeth. They seem more susceptible to getting things wedged in there. It can cause pressure, 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 floss or a floss pick 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. Dental floss, especially waxed, is the best option for getting things from between teeth. Waxed floss slides easily into tight spaces and is more effective than floss picks.

If none of this works, give us a call. At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte we offer family dentistry, and will see you as soon as soon as possible. People throughout Cotswold, South Park, Myers Park, 28270, 28210, and 28262 also come to us for dental implants. Contact us today!

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:


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1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina


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