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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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Use dental floss to remove any food particles wedged between your teeth.