Good Little Gums: Why You Shouldn't Take Your Interdental Papillae for Granted
Most people don't realize the importance of those little flaps of gum tissue between their teeth. That's understandable considering their size. However, interdental papillae are vital to your oral health in a number of ways. Unfortunately, because most people don't know very much about papillae, they may neglect them. Like the rest of your mouth, papillae can only do their job if they are healthy. Poor oral health can cause interdental papillae to shrink and in some cases, disappear altogether.