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A 30-year-old female 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?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 10 years experience
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.
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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