Toothpick Trouble

PhotoSpin Women Portraits © 2001 PhotoSpin www.photospin.comWe do not recommend toothpicks – they should never be considered as a substitute for brushing and flossing. And if you toothpick users think you can hide … we can actually tell when patients are regular users because of the damage toothpicks cause. Reasons to stick with your brushing and flossing routine only? Toothpicks can:

  • damage tooth enamel;
  • lacerate gums;
  • in severe cases, cause a tooth to break;
  • chip or break restorative dental work;

significantly wear the roots of teeth.

Daily brushing and flossing are simple procedures that can ensure healthy gums and teeth that last a lifetime. Our dental team can always help you to improve your brushing and flossing techniques. Ask us how!

 Joseph A. Whitehouse M.S. D.D.S.
(510) 881-1924 |
3603 Jamison Way Castro Valley, CA 94546


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