Tooth brushes have a hard time getting in hard-to-reach areas in between teeth, and as a result you may find yourself developing halitosis, plaque build-up, gingivitis, and even eventually tooth decay.
Thus Cleaning between the teeth is very important. A toothpick is usually not recommended and may be among the most dangerous and least effective methods of cleaning.
The toothpick is a commonly used tool to help dislodge food from between your teeth. Toothpicks are handy, convenient and readily available. And while they are helpful in dislodging food from your teeth, toothpicks are not designed for dental cleaning and should not be substituted for flossing or brushing.
Flossing is the preferred method for removing food and plaque from between your teeth. Any plaque that forms and accumulates on teeth, which is not removed, will eventually cause cavities. The only trusted and proven way to eliminate plaque is by brushing and flossing your teeth. Depending on the size and width of the space, your dentistmay advise floss, small brushes that fit the space, specially made floss or other devices for cleaning.
Toothpicks are not a good idea, and can even break off and do more harm.
A broken splinter can be trapped in your gums, or you can swallow or worse, inhale a piece and have serious problems. A toothpick is wood and cannot be digested. Once swallowed it causes sepsis in the blood and bacteria from the wood easily find their way into the users’ bodies.
Toothpicks are dangerous whether they are swallowed or not, used carefully or not; they damage the gum tissue and make it prone to infection.
The lack of disinfection, poor storage of toothpicks can cause diseases since a wide range of bacteria and viruses crawl from toothpicks into the human body,
Despite this fact, people still love to use them. So, if you must use one, try to use them just to dislodge the food trapped between your teeth by taking the tip of the toothpick near the gum line and point it towards the chewing or top edge of the tooth. Do not point into the gums. Gently lift the particle out and away from you. Don't push the pick all the way between your teeth. You will do more harm.
Teeth spacing is a dental anomaly characterized by interdental spaces and lack of contact points between teeth. When spacing concerns both anterior and posterior teeth it is generalized, in contrast to localized spacing when only two or four teeth are involved The causes of generalized spacing may be hereditary, acquired or even functional. The most important ones are tooth size - alveolar arch size discrepancies, large teeth, incorrect tongue position and function, and congenitally missing teeth. Localized spacing is usually due to several local factors, such as missing, supernumerary or small teeth, over-retained primary teeth, sucking habits, periodontal disease and hypertrophic upper lip frenum.Your Dentistplays an important role in the management of tooth spacing. Treatment is individualized and depends on the root cause of the gaps.
To maintain your healthy smile, make flossing a part of your daily routine. Flossing after meals is a great habit to develop and is crucial to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. In general, flossing is less likely to injure your gums than pointy toothpicks. Use a gentle sliding motion to guide the floss between your teeth and be sure to wrap the floss around the sides of each tooth.
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