Flossing | definition of flossing by Medical dictionary
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the mechanical cleansing of proximal tooth surfaces, subgingivally and supragingivally, by dental tape or waxed or unwaxed dental floss.
flossing The use of a waxed or unwaxed synthetic thread to dislodge plaque, foods and microbes from the lateral borders of teeth; regular flossing reduces halitosis and decreases the incidence of caries and periodontal disease.
flossing Dental hygiene The use of synthetic thread to dislodge plaque, food, and microbes from the lateral borders of teeth; flossing ↓ halitosis, caries, periodontal disease. See Alternative dentistry, Caries.
The act of manipulating dental floss on the interproximal surfaces of teeth to remove soft deposits.
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Don't worry - as you get better at flossing
and as your gums become healthier, this will reduce.
It is definitely not a substitute for brushing and flossing
No further instructions were given regarding flossing
Nothing quite matches the ability of flossing
to clean between teeth and under the gum line.
is answering the call with its launch of a dental tape billed as two-to-three times thinner than any other flossing
The ADA continues to recommend flossing
as part of a good oral hygiene regimen," says the statement.
s GUM line of products includes a host of innovative flossing
NEW YORK -- The act of flossing
has been endorsed by a federal judge.
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