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floss

(flos),
1. Synonym(s): dental floss
2. To use dental floss in oral hygiene.

floss

(flôs, flŏs)
n.
Dental floss.
v. flossed, flossing, flosses
v.tr.
To clean between (teeth) with dental floss.
v.intr.
To use dental floss.

floss′er n.

floss

noun A usually synthetic, threadlike material which is regularly passed between the teeth to reduce plaque buildup and reduce cavities.

verb To clean the teeth with dental floss.

floss

See DENTAL FLOSS.

floss

(flaws )
1. Synonym(s): dental floss.
2. To use dental floss in oral hygiene.

floss,

n a waxed or unwaxed string or tape used to remove plaque from the interproximal and contact areas of the teeth. Its regular and proper use is essential to good oral hygiene and prevention of both dental caries and periodontal disease.
floss cleft,
n a narrow gap created in the gingival tissues between the teeth by floss that is repeatedly positioned incorrectly so that it presses against the gingiva.
floss cuts, prevention of,
n the patient care information centered around the protection of injury to the gingival tissues, particularly the col. Instruction includes careful attention to the angle and thickness of floss used, as well as proper flossing technique.
floss, expanded PTFE dental,
n one of three varieties of filament-based dental hygiene tools; consists of a waxy artificial chemical called politetrafluoroetilene; tends to resist shredding and breaking.
floss, tape,
n thicker floss.
floss, tufted dental,
n a floss made from alternating sections of traditional thin fiber and thicker tufted fiber that is especially suited to removing plaque from teeth separated by wide spaces.
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