A member asked:

There is a very bad smell after i floss. the floss smells really bad after i run through the teeth. what could be the reason?

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Periodontal Disease: You have gum disease. You may need deep cleaning and treatment at the dentist office. Please go see your dentist.

Answered 12/18/2020

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Dr. David Mjos answered

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Bacteria: Do you floss daily? It is bacteria that is between the gum tissue and the tooth. Need to floss daily, brush and see a dentist. How long has it been since your last exam?

Answered 10/24/2017

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Dr. Reena Gupta answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Could be plaque : It is very common to get smell when ur flossing if there is plaques or caculus in between the teeth..Or if you are not flossing regularly..Or have missed your flossing..Or regular cleaning..Or if food stays between teeth..Best solution will be to see dentist and get xrays and make sure to get on flossing regularly.

Answered 10/25/2017

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