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flossingThe 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.
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flossingDental 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.
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The act of manipulating dental floss on the interproximal surfaces of teeth to remove soft deposits.
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