i floss 2 - 3 times a week. most times, when i flossed vigorously, the gums bleed a bit.
last nite was a bit different. while doing it, the floss seemed to get stuck in between teeth. as i tugged firmly with fingers at both end, something popped out. i feared it was a tooth but there was no bleeding.
turned out to be a filling instead.
went to the dentist today to replace the filling. she said a filling normally lasts up to 10 years, by which time it would have loosened or cracked. i can't remember when i had that filling done but next time the floss gets stuck, i'd just release one end & thread the loose end thru the teeth instead. that would have saved me a visit to the dentist.
with that constant drilling, it's no walk in the park!