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Food gets stuck in my teeth

Characteristics and what to look for: 

Having food stuck between your teeth is not only annoying and potentially embarrassing, but it may also predispose you to periodontal disease, bleeding gums and bone loss around your teeth. When food is trapped, it can also lead to bad breath (halitosis)

Causes of food impaction:      

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 Your teeth have spaces in between them making it easier for food to be stuck in unwanted places


Tooth shape

The way your teeth are shaped, and how they bite together effects the risk of food being jammed between teeth


Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease causes bone loss which can lead to the formation of black triangles next to your teeth. This extra space between teeth can often trap food. Tissue regeneration may be used to help manage this.

Treatment and how we can help:

Getting food stuck between your teeth can be both annoying and detrimental to your oral health. We will work with you in order to maximize your efforts in home care and provide oral tools that will help you be successful at removing trapped food in your home care routine.

Keep your teeth strong and breath feeling fresh

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