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What works against sugar stuck in between teeth?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Floss: To keep your teeth as healthy as possible floss after every meal. Ideally you would brush as well. The floss breaks the contact between the teeth and helps to remove the particles which bacteria feed on.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Floss: The easiest and most effective option is to floss. You can also try a water pik but this is not as effective.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Avoid, floss & rinse: Try to avoid sugars, especially those that are sticky, gooey, and those that adhere to teeth. Most of the time individuals are not even aware of them clinging to the teeth, and they are notorious for causing cavities. Flossing and then rinsing together should get rid of most of it, if not all.

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