It happens so many times that you eat popcorn and it sticks to your gums in a way where you aren’t able to move it at all. The popcorn hull’s shape is such that it gets stuck anywhere between the tooth and the gum. It may also occur when the popcorn is too chewy. The problem can become serious as the popcorn hull doesn’t easily be broken by saliva. It can be a lot more painful when it gets deep into the tooth or is completely stuck in there.
How Do You Get a Popcorn Kernel out of Your Gums?
Puffy popcorn kernels are the unprocessed grains that contains fiber and antioxidants that actually stick to the gum. We have already learnt whether we can eat popcorn with braces and so now, we will know what if the popcorn is stuck to the gum. The texture of a popped popcorn makes it simple for it to settle down between the tooth and the gum. You can remove the excess part easily with hand but the stuck part requires some efforts. Here is what all you can do when there is a popcorn hull stuck to your gum.
- The best thing you can start with is flossing. Flossing helps in removing any kind of piece stuck in your teeth or gum. You can put the floss between the teeth and the gum by which it becomes easier for you to remove the popcorn from the gum
- One more simple method to remove the popcorn from gum is of course brushing your teeth and gum. This way, you will be able to remove all the stuck elements from your gum.
- If you aren’t getting results from the above techniques, then you can try out using water pik. Water pik flosser goes deeper and removes the tough things stuck to the gum
- If the water pik technique too isn’t working out for you, then you must visit a dentist and let him/her remove the popcorn hull. Many people try out doing it with a toothpick. Though tooth pick is used for removing dirt from the tooth, still, it isn’t recommended to be used on the gums. It may affect the gum adversely while you use a toothpick.
Before visiting a dentist, you may also try out using dental picks. Though they look similar to the tooth picks, they are a lot different as they are gentle to the teeth as well as the gum and do not affect adversely to the gum. It is very important to maintain a good oral health. This doesn’t only happen by how you eat it also is affected by what you eat.
You must be careful as to what you eat and how you eat it. You might love eating popcorn but there might be a possibility that the popcorn might have expired and so, they aren’t cooked properly. As a result, chewing it becomes difficult and it getting stuck in the tooth or gum might become a greater issue. So, you must check the popcorn’s expiry date before you purchase and prepare it.