dental floss


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den·tal floss

an untwisted thread made from fine, short, silk or synthetic fibers, frequently waxed; used for cleansing interproximal spaces and between contact areas of the teeth.
Synonym(s): floss silk, floss (1)

dental floss

n.
A waxed or unwaxed thread used to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gums.

dental floss

a thread used to clean interproximal tooth surfaces and spaces between the teeth. It may be waxed or unwaxed and flavored or unflavored.

den·tal floss

(dentăl flaws)
Untwisted thread made from fine, short, silk or synthetic fibers, frequently made in a waxed form; used for cleansing interproximal spaces and between contact areas of the teeth.
Synonym(s): floss silk, floss (1) .

dental floss

Strong, often waxed, thread used to remove PLAQUE from around the necks of the teeth and discourage dental caries. Regular effective brushing and flossing gives excellent protection against the formation of the acids that damage the enamel.

den·tal floss

(dentăl flaws)
Untwisted thread made of fine, short, silk or synthetic fibers, frequently waxed; used for cleansing interproximal spaces and between contact areas of the teeth.
Synonym(s): floss silk, floss (1) .
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It is an established fact that tooth brush alone, is not enough for complete removal of dental plaque therefore use of dental floss daily is being emphasized by dentists across the world as a part of daily oral health cleaning routine.
The use of dental floss is effective in preventing interdental diseases such as gingivitis, gum decay, etc.
Students were segregated into dental floss users (who floss regularly or occasionally) and dental floss non-users.
2) Those authors concluded that adding dental floss provided no additional benefit.
The summary of one dental floss patent reads: "Porous, high strength (PTFE) dental floss is coated with micro-crystalline wax.
19) Although dental floss is routinely suggested as the option of choice for interdental cleansing, low compliance with flossing has been re ported.
There are two 50m spools of dental floss in the pack, less than the price of one spool at most stores.
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They use their tusklike canine teeth to strip bark from trees, which acts as "hippo dental floss.
Chris Gates, 20, of Moorpark visited the classroom of teacher Mark Van Dam to tell them how much he appreciated the 100-pound care package that was filled with items such as CDs, DVDs, dental floss, tooth brushes, books and Pop Tarts.