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My husband uses toothpicks all the time. Is this bad for his teeth?

Q: My husband uses toothpicks all the time. Is this bad for his teeth?

A: There are several different types of toothpicks available:

  1. The old-fashioned, rounded wooden toothpicks available at your corner restaurant
  2. Thin plastic rotadent toothpicks from your dentist
  3. Wedge-shaped stimudent toothpicks available at your drugstore

The rounded toothpicks are the most likely to do damage. Not because of their design, but because they don’t come with any instructions.

 

Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years.
www.michaelmaksimdds.com

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