Have you ever enjoyed a delicious meal, only to find some of it still lingering between your teeth hours later? It happens to the best of us and to have someone point it out later in the day is always embarrassing. That’s why we compiled a list of some of the most common foods to get stuck between your chompers.
PSA: You might want to avoid these foods the next time you have a big meeting or event.
Poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and pretty much any type of small seed is likely to find itself in your teeth. Seeds are so tiny that they’re hard to avoid and even harder to get out of your mouth.
Who doesn’t love a delicious caramel candy? Or some adorable yet tasty gummy bears? It should come as no surprise that sticky candy, no matter how delicious, is a nightmare for our pearly whites. Sticky candies will attach themselves anywhere in your mouth, so be careful.
Movies might be your date-night move, but no one wants a kernel kiss! Sharp kernel pieces make their way in between your teeth and gums, especially around your molars. Once they’re stuck, the kernels can be painful. If you leave these popcorn pieces sitting in your mouth, you’re increasing your chances of a bacterial infection.
Tough and chewy meats might be delicious for dinner, but they’re not so great when they’re still lingering in your mouth at breakfast. Strings from turkey, ribs, chicken, and steak have no problem finding their way between your chompers.
Is it possible to eat spinach and not have it wind up between your pearly whites? Spinach is so soft that it can easily slide between your teeth without you feeling a thing. In fact, you might have a piece stuck somewhere in your mouth at this very moment.