Help! How Come Food Keeps Getting Stuck in My Teeth?

Help! How Come Food Keeps Getting Stuck in My Teeth?

Even when you take excellent care of your teeth, food can still get caught in them.

Even when you take excellent care of your teeth, food can still get caught in them. Although you might think you have a cavity forming, this isn’t always the case.


Your teeth are always going to have some gaps in them. That way, they can rest comfortably in your mouth without constantly rubbing against one another. For one thing, that would hurt, and it wouldn’t look too good either. Even adult teeth will have gaps between them, and braces might not always be the solution. Then again, the problems with your teeth might be due to something more sinister, like gum disease.

Gum Disease

When you have gum disease, it’s no laughing matter. It’s time to go to the dentist, such as the friendly experts at Annapolis Dental Care. Our professionals will help advise you on what to do and how to treat periodontal disease. If left untreated, it can eventually attack the bones anchoring your teeth or contribute to your gums receding. You might even start noticing cavities, too.


In any case, the reason food always sticks in your teeth could come down to the simplest explanation: you have cavities. When you develop cavities, consider changing some aspects of your lifestyle – what you eat, how much sugar you eat, and stop drinking soda. Cavities can open up on your teeth or in the empty spaces between them. But either way, cavities can form annoying and painful food traps that you might not be able to deal with unless you use floss.

Incorrect Flossing Technique

One final reason that food is sticking in your teeth is that you don’t floss. Or if you do floss, it’s possible that you’re not doing it often enough, or your technique is making the problem worse instead of better. Instead of digging food remnants out, you could be pushing them deeper instead. Don’t keep reusing the same strand of floss that you’ve been using for the past two weeks. Start over with a new string instead; if you prefer to use double-ended flossers with toothpicks on them, be careful when you move between your teeth, and don’t keep reusing the same one for several days.


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube! We are always looking to accept new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

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