Do teeth expand and contract?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Robert, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Robert

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    Do teeth expand and contract on a daily basis? Just curious as to why I
    would be able to get floss easily between two teeth one day, but not the
    next, then again the following day, etc.
     
    Robert, Jun 9, 2008
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  2. Robert wrote:

    All solids expand and contract with the temperature, but my guess is
    that the temperature of the teeth stays consistent enough that this
    wouldn't be responsible for changes in flossing. Teeth are all somewhat
    mobile, and there can be movement, or something stuck between the
    teeth--these are far more likely to affect the ease of flossing from day
    to day.

    Steve

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    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Jun 9, 2008
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  3. Brian Sandle wrote:

    Depends on whether you're talking to an orthodontist or a periodontist. ;-)

    Steve


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    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Jun 17, 2008
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