Friday, December 21, 2018

How to get food out from between teeth when floss does not work?

Have you ever been eating something crunchy and you feel a little piece of food get wedged in between your teeth? If so, you know how annoying it can be. If you are lucky, you may have some floss nearby that can get it out quickly but sometimes it is wedged in there so much that the floss does not even work. You try to floss it out and the floss will not even get in between the teeth because the food is stuck.

So what do you do in this case? One method I have found that works pretty much every time is to drink some water and swish it around in your mouth vigorously for about 10 seconds. Try to focus on the area where it is stuck. For example if the food is stuck between a couple of teeth far back on one side, try to swish the water back and forth through that area of teeth.

Once you have thoroughly rinsed with the water, try the floss again. In most cases the water will have broken it down or dislodged it enough so that you can get the floss in between the teeth to help clear it completely.

If the food is still there and the floss still does not go through, try the water again and swish it for a little bit longer. Then again try with the floss. Usually after another rinse or two, the floss will be able to get through to clean out whatever was stuck in between the teeth. Hope this helps!

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