You ever get something stuck in your teeth and you don't have a toothpick and you don't have any dental floss or even a toothbrush?  It happened to me yesterday morning at work.  I had just eaten some beef jerky and I had an Elvis-sized piece of jerky caught between two molars. I had nothing to get it out. Then I remembered I brought my breakfast to work in a plastic grocery sack.  It's what Brian and I call redneck dental floss.

The thing is, it really works. Sometimes better than dental floss and definitely better than a toothpick.  I hate when a toothpick breaks off in your teeth. Then you have 2 things you can't remove from your chompers.  I always carry a plastic bag in my truck for such emergencies.


What do you do if you don't have floss, a toothpick, a toothbrush, or a plastic bag?  Here are a few items I have used over the years to remove chunks from betwixt my teeth:

  • Fingernail
  • Business Card
  • a twig
  • Baseball card
  • Paper Clip
  • McDonalds Hamburger Wrapper
  • Thumb Tack

What have you used?