Toothpicks have been around for centuries. They are commonly made out of wood and a few from plastic. You’ll find them well placed at the table of your local favorite restaurant, in the supermarket, the neighborhood shop, everywhere. It’s common to see people using them to remove meat remnants from in between their teeth after a sumptuous meal.
Dangers of toothpicks
It is important that you clean the area in between your teeth to avoid food getting trapped there, as this can predispose you to getting cavities, bone loss and gingivitis.
Exchange the toothpick for dental floss for an effective clean!
You can visit your dentist to show you how to clean in between your teeth using dental floss.
DR. NAKYONYI MARIA GORRETTI
DENTAL SURGEON BDS(MUK)