A member asked:

Had filling done on two teeth (between each other). food keeps getting stuck between teeth now and its hard to floss. what can i do about this?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Hunter Smart answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Contact the office: When two opposing fillings are contacting each other, often times the way they come together is not ideal and can trap food and make it hard to floss. The only way to properly fix this would be to return to the dentist who performed the treatment and explain the situation. The dentist can then evaluate the fillings and make adjustments to prevent food entrapment and make flossing easier.

Answered 11/28/2017


Dr. Robert Douglas answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Perhaps one redone?: It appears that the contact between the two teeth is light or there is a space. You can test this with a piece of dental floss: Pull the floss through the area where the teeth touch. It should go thru with a 'snap'. If the floss goes through more easily than it does on the other side, of the arch and this does not improve in two weeks time, return to your dentist.

Answered 10/16/2016



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