A 22-year-old male asked:
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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. can flossing shift teeth positions?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
The opposite is true: flossing your teeth after a meal can help to prevent gum disease and teeth to shift.
Answered on Jan 18, 2016
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Flossing will not cause your teeth to shift.
Answered on Jan 18, 2016
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion.
Answered on Jan 18, 2016

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