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Old 12-18-2003, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default ahhh kernel shell from popcorn stuck between gum and tooth

i can't get it out. the tooth is really far back. how do i get it out? last time this happened, the thing stayed in there for like a week and made the gum soft. popcorn shell is really hard and even soaked in water doesn't soften up.

i tried brushing, rinsing with water, using my finger etc i can't get it. i can feel it with my tongue but the thing won't move.

that's it, no more popcorn for me.
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:26 AM   #2
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Try flossing, works for me.
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:27 AM   #3
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I hate that.

Just keep working at it. You'll get it out.

Toothpic, tongue, fork, fingernail, etc...
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:27 AM   #4
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Try recompiling it.

Oh wait...
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:28 AM   #5
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I hate that.

Just keep working at it. You'll get it out.

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You took the kernels... err... words right out of my mouth!

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Old 12-18-2003, 11:28 AM   #6
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Default RE:ahhh kernel shell from popcorn stuck between gum and tooth

Floss may get it, if not that try a dry napkin over the end of your finger (increases friction, giving you a better grip on it).

Keep working at it, it will come out & there's no reason to let it last a week.

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Old 12-18-2003, 11:32 AM   #7
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seriously, use a mechanical pencil with the lead removed....works like a charm

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Old 12-18-2003, 11:50 AM   #8
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Default RE: ahhh kernel shell from popcorn stuck between gum and tooth

thanks for the suggestions. i'll keep working at it.
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:22 AM   #9
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woohoo ifinally got it out. used a sewing needle and alot of pressure. i'm not eating popcorn again.
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:23 AM   #10
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:25 AM   #11
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My 16 year old son doesn't eat popcorn for the same reason. He says it's not worth the trouble of getting stuff stuck in your teeth. I, on the other hand, love popcorn and eat it nearly everyday.
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:53 AM   #12
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Try recompiling it.

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ROFLMAO! Good one jumpr.

Anyhow, floss / tootpick usually work for me. The funniest is when you don't realize that stuff is stuck until a day or two later and wonder what the heck that thing is in your mouth (I need to floss more).

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