Foods that get stuck in your teeth

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Food is a necessity for life. Besides being filled with valuable vitamins and nutrients, there is a world of varying flavours that can truly tantalize the taste buds. Each new meal is like your mouth is taking a trip to a new destination (no passport required). The only downside is that all good things, including trips to flavour country must come to an end. However, sometimes you may find little mementos from your trip that are left behind in between your teeth.

Some foods are able to be eaten and digested without a problem, while others really enjoy sticking around. Here are some food items that you may find troublesome after you’ve eaten them:

Ribs
They are saucy, delicious and the perfect addition to any backyard barbecue but they are definitely one of the worst offenders when it comes to sticking around long after the party is over. The tenderer the rib, the more likely it will break apart into smaller pieces and one of those pieces will find a home in between your teeth.

Popcorn
If you’ve ever eaten popcorn before, you know just how annoying this can be. The worst part about getting popcorn shells stuck in between your teeth (especially your molars) is that it is very difficult to remove them, with just your tongue. If you’re at the movies and a piece gets lodged between your teeth, you’ve probably got about a few hours (depending on the length of the movie) before you can really do anything about it.

So, what is the best solution for this problem? Well you can avoid these particular food items altogether (however I know how difficult that would be for me, so I wouldn’t recommend it). Or, you could carry around some floss with you in your pocket, just in case.

The bottom line is that food is going to get caught in between your teeth, it is inevitable. Regular brushing and flossing is definitely your best defense against food that wants to stick around.

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