Note from Dr T:
We received the following email from a very kind reader who shared her agony from having food stuck in her teeth as well as the relief she got from finding a way to deal with her problem.
It's rewarding to hear that some of the info we're trying to pass along about flossing has been useful.
Many thanks for your letter Relieved Reader!
Dear Dr. T,
I don't normally find myself writing to online people that I don't know; but I have to send an email of thanks!
I have been battling a flossing issue for YEARS. Yes years! I have teeth that are tight and some that are wide. I have two food traps that drive me crazy. Food gets stuck in there and it actually hurts.
One of your answers said to try tying a knot in my floss. That is unbelievable. This has worked so well. It has brought so much relief to my poor teeth.
I had flossed so hard at one point that within a week I had pulled off 2 crowns. I love to floss but didn't know how to floss for different teeth.
Thank you so much for your information. My teeth feel great!!!