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Toothpicks: For hors d'oeuvres, not teeth

Toothpicks: For hors d'oeuvres, not teeth

Have something stuck in your teeth? Use a toothbrush, dental floss, or an interdental cleaner — such as a dental pick, pre-threaded flosser, tiny brushes that reach between teeth, a water flosser or wooden or silicone plaque remover. Save toothpicks for olives. If you use a toothpick to clean your teeth, you could injure your gums and let in bacteria.

2016-05-03

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