Toothpicks: For hors d'oeuvres, not teeth

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Have something stuck in your teeth? Use a toothbrush, dental floss or dental pick designed to clean between teeth. Save toothpicks for canapes and mini quiches. If you use a toothpick to clean your teeth, you risk injuring your gums, and it's probably not as effective as devices designed to clean your teeth.

Jun. 30, 2011 See more In-depth