Is There Any Way to Keep Food from Getting Stuck Between Your Teeth?
Posted on 1/15/2019 by Dr. Cory Nguyen
We all get food stuck between our teeth once in a while. Whether you are eating corn on the cob at a summer cookout or snacking on popcorn at your local movie theater, this is a nuisance that you'll want to avoid.
Fortunately, if food getting stuck between your teeth is a chronic problem, there are things that we can do to help.
If food tends to get stuck between your teeth because of gaps, you may need to straighten your alignment. Food between the teeth is a major cause of cavities and decay, so closing in those gaps can actually improve the health of your teeth. Invisalign offers a discreet way to straighten the teeth, and it is perfect for all ages.
If you have dental crowns protecting your teeth, it is possible they don't fit snugly and this is the source of the problem. If so, we can rectify the problem, offering improved crowns that won't allow food to stick between the teeth. This will protect your teeth from future damage. Should your teeth move away after treating them with an orthodontic appliance, a crown might also be recommended to fill in spaces.
If your front teeth have small gaps, the easiest way to treat them may be dental bonding. Bonding uses composite resin to fill in spaces and to reshape the teeth. The resin material is then cured with a special light to harden, offering long-lasting protection. This will improve the appearance of your smile and will also protect against food from lodging between the teeth.
Do you notice that food consistently gets stuck between your teeth? If so, let us help. Give us a call to talk about your options and how we might be able to improve your smile and the health of your teeth.
The first step to a healthy, beautiful smile is to schedule an appointment. Call us today at (972) 591-7520