Q: While eating I occasionally glide my teeth instead of my lips over the fork. My husband can hear my teeth gliding over the fork and says that is very bad manners. Is it bad manners to use your teeth to scrap food from the fork into your mouth?
A: It is not considered correct to make eating noises of any sort, whether of the “mmmmm-ing” variety or the “clanking” variety. It is OK to use your teeth, and sometimes you have to, but when you do, you must do so quietly, with your teeth making contact with the food, not the fork.