Step By Step: Removing Food From Between Teeth

Sometimes, you get food stuck between your teeth. It’s very annoying, you mess with the area a bit with your tongue, and the food comes right out. Other times, however, it’s like the food is cemented in there! Nothing you do at the dinner table helps and you start to wonder if you’ll ever be able to get it out. Most of the time, you’ll have success on your own. Other times, however, you’ll need professional assistance with an emergency dental visit! We can help you get your food-free smile back once again with the help of a few easy-to-follow steps.

Your First Step

Your very first step is to rinse your smile. Swish some water around in there to see if it helps you dislodge the food. In many cases, while the food will not come out immediately, it will break down and slip out if you give it just a bit of time. However, remember that it’s not time for an emergency dental visit just yet if the food doesn’t work its way out.

Your Next Step

Now, try flossing your smile. Don’t overdo it or reach for anything other than dental floss. You should be able to encourage the food to come out with just a couple tries. If you do this and the floss doesn’t seem to do much of anything, then it is time to call us.

Your Emergency Step

We know, you might feel weird calling to schedule an emergency dental visit because you have food stuck between two teeth. However, this is a much better solution than using some other object to try to remove it on your own, damaging your smile, and then really requiring serious emergency care!

See Us For Emergencies Right Away

Don’t hesitate to call us if you are having trouble. We are here to provide you with emergency dental visits when you need them. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.