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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Size: Floss is like a string. Tape is wide - line many strings laying side by side. Tape gets more of a surface area of the tooth because it is wider.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Floss - Tape: Dental tape is wider than dental floss. Otherwise they are basically the same.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
31 years experience Dentistry
Floss/ flosspick: both are effective if used properly, though flosspicks cant always get under fixed bridgework. around temporary crowns regular floss is preferable a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
31 years experience Dentistry
Floss: while not the most ideal, in a pinch sure, but if too thin may shred, if too thick may get caught between the teeth, but i would advise again as a re ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: You'll be fine. Dental floss is not toxic.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Do not reuse dental floss. Single use only.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Floss daily: Dental floss should not be controversial. Floss at least once daily. When you floss, don't just snap it in and out. You use the floss to go under your ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Using dental floss: There are many brands and types and they all work well if you use them properly. Each individual has different preferences and needs. I would go with ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
44 years experience Dentistry
Dental Floss: A water pick does not remove as much plaque as dental floss.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
31 years experience Dentistry
Floss vs toothpick: unless there are spaces 360 degrees around the tooth, YES , floss will be more effective in cleaning at the point where 2 adjacent teeth touch than ... Read More

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