the use of a toothbrush, interdental stimulator, floss, irrigating device, or other adjunctive aid to maintain oral health.
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or·al phys·i·o·ther·a·py(ōrăl fizē-ō-thāră-pē)
Use of a toothbrush, interdental stimulator, floss, irrigating device, or other adjunct aid to maintain oral health; also includes active (e.g., jaw manipulation, jaw exercises) and passive (e.g., laser, ultrasound, thermal therapy) physical therapy modalities to improve jaw function and reduce pain with musculoskeletal disorders.
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