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How is a correct filling done between two teeth?

How is a correct filling done between two teeth? Am I supposed to be able to floss between them? The dentist did not leave a space between my teeth, she just joined two teeth with one filling and now I can’t floss. I mentioned this and she just said it is not necessary to be able to floss. Is this true?

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You should absolutely be able to floss in between two teeth with fillings. Sometimes its tight, but that’s actually a good thing to keep food from impacting in between teeth and into your gums. If you can’t floss and aren’t able to remove bacteria, it can make those teeth prone to recurrent decay (cavities around the fillings) and gum disease (which can lead to tooth loss). The dentist who filled your teeth needs to fix the fillings so you can floss properly.

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