Stuck on You: Four Tips to Avoid Green in Your Teeth

Nasty Asian man portrait, something stuck in his teeth, digging by hand, on plain backgroundPress Secretary Sean Spicer recently took flak for conducting a White House briefing with what looked like a piece of spinach stuck in his teeth. So we thought we’d remind patients how to avoid similar, embarrassing moments when you’ve “eaten green” and can’t brush:

1/ Dental floss or floss pics are both easy to carry in your pocket or handbag. If you can’t easily dislodge the object stuck in your tooth, try tying a tiny knot in the floss and pulling it through.

2/ Adding crunchy, raw vegetables to your meal can help scrub away hidden green bits.

3/ Try swishing some warm water around the inside of your mouth to help loosen the object.

4/Chew sugarless gum – it’s sticky and might help remove lingering bits.

Don’t use anything that could damage your teeth – like hairpins, tweezers, or the like. Most of the time, having food stuck in your teeth is a nuisance but not much else. If a trapped object is causing you pain, your dentist can gently dislodge the item for you.

P.S. – Having trouble flossing properly? Ask you Williamsburg Dental doctor or hygienist for a quick demo during your next visit. We’re happy to offer a how-to.