Hardly is there anyone that would say he/she doesn’t use tooth pick after eating on a daily basis.

It’s been the easiest way to get food particles away from the teeth after meals.

Although many might not take this seriously, but an expert has confirmed how dangerous it is to use toothpicks.

According to the dentist, DR Alatishe Muhammed: “ using toothpick to remove food remnant from teeth could harm the teeth and gums. Medically, what is recommended is cleaning between the teeth at least once a day, using an interdental cleaner such as floss. Using a toothpick is not an ideal way to remove something stuck between your teeth. Toothpicks can cause abrasion and damage to your teeth at the base where they meet the gums. This can lead to gum disease and other dental problems.”