We 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!