Dr. Laura Frangella, Your Manhattan Dentist When floss isn’t around, some people resort to a range of peculiar items to remove what their toothbrush left behind. A recent article in ADA News detailed the results of an Ipsos survey that asked 1,005 Americans what objects they use to get in those hard-to-reach places. The results may surprise you (or not)…
- Fingernails came in at the top of the list, with 61% of respondents saying they’ve removed plaque and food particles this way.
- Folder paper or cards finished second at 40%.
- Cutlery took third with 21%.
- Safety pins were next at 14%.
- Strands of hair rounded out the list with 7% of people saying they’ve put this in their mouth.
- damaging your gums and teeth
- choking on the item
- a big dental bill to repair any damage you’ve done!