dental floss


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dental floss

n.
A waxed or unwaxed thread used to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gums.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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) .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
6.1 Historic sales of United States Dental Floss by segment: Value 2013-2018
Because dental floss is plastic, it takes a small amount of paint, while the texture and thickness of the string will absorb more paint.
In its consumer alert posted on its website www.aaoinfo.org, the AAO outlined signs that a student may be attempting DIY orthodontics, which include putting foreign objects around the teeth, including paper clips, rubber bands, dental floss or the backs of earrings glued to teeth to treat extruded upper front teeth; loose permanent teeth, especially the upper front teeth; swollen or bleeding gums, and unexplained oral or facial discomfort.
Overall, Spanish consumers are more conscientious users of dental floss, which they do regularly, suggesting that flossing is a staple part of their daily oral care routine.
For removal of plaque from these surfaces, dental floss is recommended by oral health practitioners.
Popular Brands of Oral Care Chewing Gum and Dental Floss in India
The Prison Service said in a memo: "Dental floss was used as it is durable and virtually invisible at all but very short distances."
Along with the dental floss, the line contains Neem Toothpaste with certified organic supercritical extracts, Neem Tooth & Gum Powder enriched with xylitol, probiotics and vitamin D and Neem Mouthwash in mint and cinnamon flavors.
You Will Need: * Dried Indian corn, still on cob * Bowl * Water * Long piece of dental floss * Sewing needle Directions: 1.
A: The use of dental floss helps to remove plaque, a gel-like substance made of bacteria that forms on and between teeth, as well as below the gum line.