http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-broccoli-steel-fork-woman-mouth-image11276330A new app lets you tell people they have something stuck in their teeth. Colgate is using it to promote their new toothbrush, but if you or a friend keep getting food stuck in their teeth, perhaps you should consider tooth straightening cosmetic dentistry procedures.

The Problem with Food in Teeth

When people have food stuck in their teeth, they want to know about it. We would all rather be told when we have a poppy seed or a piece of lettuce in our teeth before we go to an important meeting or say hi to a girlfriend or boyfriend.

The problem: few want to be the one to tell someone they have food stuck in their teeth. ¬†We’re afraid it will make us seem rude and make the person we’re talking to unhappy with us.

Enter Colgate’s new “There’s Something in Your Tweet” app, which allows people to tweet friends anonymously about the food in their teeth. Colgate launched the app to promote a new toothbrush that it says can help people get food out from between their teeth.

Long-Term Solutions to Food in Teeth

However, if you keep getting food stuck in your teeth, you may want to consider something more than a toothbrush to take care of it. If your teeth are crooked or gapped, it can make it more likely that you get food stuck in them. These food particles are not only cosmetic problems, they can provide long-lasting food supplies for bacteria in your mouth, promoting damage to your teeth and gums.

You can reduce your risk of getting food stuck in your teeth by eliminating gaps or straightening teeth. Porcelain veneers are a great solution for gapped teeth, and Invisalign is a tooth-straightening procedure that lets you get a straighter smile without metal braces.

To learn more about achieving a straight, attractive smile, please contact B&D Dental Excellence in Rockland, New York.