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A 61-year-old male asked:

two front teeth needed bonding to cover the gray triangle to improve appearance and speech. now i need to use a floss threader since teeth connected. ?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Check w Dentist: Floss threader or small inter proximal brush should be helpful. Ask your Dentist what would work best for you.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Bonded teeth: If the two teeth where bonded together then unfortunately you would have to use a floss threader in order to get floss in that area to keep it clean. That is a downside of connected teeth. Other alternatives are available to keep those areas clean such as superfloss and interproximal cleaners. They are generally available in pharmacies and supermarkets. Also, discuss with you own dentist.

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