Having food stuck in-between teeth is uncomfortable and dangerous for your dental health. That is why dentists recommend flossing after eating the foods below.

Key takeaways:

– Fibers from vegetables and fruits like spinach, pineapple and broccoli.

– Popcorn and starchy snacks like potato chips stick in-between and on the surface of teeth.

– Caramel and toffee candies are sticky and contain sugar that causes cavities and enamel erosion.

Floss gently once a day to prevent cavities, gingivitis and tooth loss. Also, see the dentist regularly to have your teeth checked and treated.

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Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.