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The Most Annoying Foods to Get Caught in Your Teeth

June 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 1:43 am
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In general, no one really likes the feeling of having something caught between their teeth. That said, there are some foods that are more likely to get gummed up in your smile than others. In some cases, getting something lodged there may even cause a dental emergency, requiring professional attention.

Using a little bit of caution when you eat can go a long way, so here are a few foods that can be especially annoying to get caught in your teeth.


If you’ve ever had popcorn, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of getting a popcorn kernel stuck in between your teeth. These kernels very easily break into shards, and these small shards can easily get lodged in your smile.

There’s nothing worse than having this happen during a movie date, so bringing a little bit of floss with you when you go out can be a good idea. If you notice a kernel in your teeth, excuse yourself to the bathroom to remove it.

Caramel Apples

There’s no arguing that caramel apples are absolutely delicious, but the damage they can do to your teeth hardly makes them worth it. Not only are they almost too hard to even bite through, but once you do, it’s likely to glom onto your smile almost immediately.

Not only is that annoying, but the sugar on these apples can feed the bacteria in your mouth, contributing to both gum disease and tooth decay. For that reason, you might want to take the time to clean your mouth after eating one of these.


It isn’t just junk food that can get lodged in your teeth. Raspberries, for example, are filled with seeds that can easily get lodged in your smile. The average raspberry has around 120 seeds, which means there’s a good chance that you’ll have to deal with this issue if you eat one whole.

That said, raspberries are also rich in antioxidants, which means that it’s a good idea to still incorporate them into your diet. You can blend them into smoothies to get their nutritional benefits without having to worry about those seeds.

About the Author

Dr. Marc Thomas has spent years building a practice with a reputation for integrity, compassion, and consistently excellent dental care. He works hard to stay up to date with the latest that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Thomas received his dental degree from the University of the Pacific before serving in the US Army Dental Corps. He’s a member of the American Dental Association and the Seattle Study Club. If you have any questions about dealing with dental emergencies, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (775) 626-3535.

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