A member asked:

How to prevent floss from breaking off between your teeth? the teeth in the back of my mouth are extremely crowded, and and floss often breaks off between them when i try to floss. is there anything i can do to prevent this, or any kind of different floss

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Dr. Jonathan Scharf answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Be certain to use a waxed floss. I question why this is happening. It could be rough fillings, decay, or calculus (tarter) buildup between the teeth. These should all be checked out and remedied.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Alan Zweig answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

You should check with your dentist to see why this is happening. Are there rough fillings that are causing this? Use a thicker floss than you do. Use waxed floss or dental tape. They are more durable.

Answered Oct 4, 2016

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