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

what to do if something is stuck between your teeth Allen Park

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 Allen Park Dental Care.

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. Use dental floss and other such products 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 is excellent for getting things from between teeth. Waxed floss slides easily into tight spaces.
  4. If you absolutely have to use a floss pick, make sure it’s one with tight strands of floss.

If none of this works, give us a call. At Allen Park Dental Care, we offer family dentistry, and can help you dislodge the object and manage your pain. People throughout Dearborn, Taylor, and Southgate also come to us for restorative dentistry and dental implants. Request an appointment today!

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:


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5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan


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