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Why does the floss get stuck or shred when I floss between certain teeth?

Shredding floss could be a sign of a broken filling, crowded teeth, leftover material from a new filling or crown, or decay under an existing filling or crown. 

First, try a thinner floss or waxed floss.  However, if the problem continues, call Lakeshore Dental, or make sure to mention it during your next scheduled exam.  It could be a simple adjustment to the way your teeth touch, or the need to replace an existing filling or a crown.  If crowding is the issue, braces may be recommended.  Of course, our hygienists are always happy to help you with your flossing technique.