Dental health, General Dentistry

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

what to do if something is stuck between your teeth Claremore

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 Flawless Smile Dentistry in Broken Arrow and Claremore OK.

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. Repeat, never, 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 dental floss, especially waxed, since it is excellent for getting things from between teeth. Waxed floss slides easily into tight spaces. If it won’t go in, do not force it.
  • If you absolutely have to use a floss picks, make sure it’s one that has tight strands of floss.

If none of this works, give us a call. At Flawless Smile Dentistry in Broken Arrow and Claremore OK we offer general dentistry, and can help you with your discomfort and pain. People throughout Foyil, Chouteau, Coweta, Owasso, and Tulsa also come to us for restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Flawless Smile Dentistry:

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Broken Arrow:
2319 North 9th Street
Broken Arrow,OK 74012


1502 W Blue Starr Dr
Claremore, OK 74017


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