Q: What should you do if a piece of food gets stuck between your teeth while you’re having dinner?
A: If you’re dining at home with family, your problem may be solved by someone simply saying, “Yikes! You have food in your teeth!” – at which point a speedy swipe behind the napkin could take care of things. But if you’re eating out, or with less familiar company, the best choice is to excuse yourself from the table and tend to your teeth in private. If exiting is difficult (for instance, you’re wedged between four people and the wall) you may be better off ignoring the problem until later, unless you sense from your companions that the food is visible. In that case, a brief table disruption may be preferable to two hours of oral anxiety.
via Emily Post.
Pugs & Kisses,