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Flossing (Overview)

Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline, where gingivitis and periodontal disease often begins.


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How often should you floss?

How often should you floss?

At least: Once daily and with the proper "c" shape wrap around each tooth. For those who find in difficult to maneuver their hands/finger check out www. GumChucks. Com ...Read more

Flossing (Overview)

Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline, where gingivitis and periodontal disease often begins.


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How often do I need to floss?

How often do I need to floss?

At least daily...: If there is one thing you can do to keep your gums healthy, it's flossing. Once a day is enough for most people; however, if there is something stuck between your teeth, floss it now. ...Read more

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Is rinsing just as good as flossing?

Is rinsing just as good as flossing?

Flossing: Rinsing although helpful is not as good as flossing. Flossing not only removes plaque it cleanses the area between the teeth where they contact preventing cavities from forming between the teeth. ...Read more

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How can I make flossing more of a habit?

How can I make flossing more of a habit?

Keep by TV: Sounds funny but many of my good flosers do so while watching tv or at computer! Then brush and wash hands at sink during advertisements. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Flossing (Tip)

Regular flossing and brushing maintains a healthy gum. ...See more

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How to make it easier to start flossing?

How to make it easier to start flossing?

Practice: Practice makes it easier to floss. You might start with floss aides, to start with, but as you advance the clean feeling you get with flossing can only really be achieved with flossing. ...Read more

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Any flossing tips for me if never done it?

Any flossing tips for me if never done it?

Ask your dentist: Best thing is to have your dentist or hygienist show you. The next best option is to search you tube for videos on how to floss. ...Read more

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Dr. Donovan Young Dr. Young
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Flossing (Tip)

Follow daily oral hygiene of brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. Rinse your mouth procare. ...See more

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What are ways to make flossing more enjoyable?

What are ways to make flossing more enjoyable?

Healthy fun: There are many types of floss included flavored floss--mint, cinnamon etc. Why not treat yourself to a few varieties and use a different one daily. By the time your used a few different types, you should be "hooked.". ...Read more

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What problems can occur if I floss too deeply?

What problems can occur if I floss too deeply?

Bleeding, receding: Bleeding, for one. But if you make a habit of flossing to deeply then over time you could cause your gums to recede between your teeth. ...Read more

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Flossing (Tip)

Frequent professional cleanings, excellent brushing/flossing/proxy brushing at home, use rx rinse. ...See more

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What are the benefits of using floss every day?

What are the benefits of using floss every day?

Plaque removal: Your tooth brush physically can not get all the way between your teeth. Flossing will get the areas that the brush can't preventing plaque and calculus (tartar) build up which if left would cause tooth decay gingivitis and possibly periodontal desease, recession and tooth loss. See your dentist or hygienist for more info. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take you to floss?

Practice: The more often you floss, the more proficient you become, the less time it will take you. Bravo for your diligence. ...Read more

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Flossing (Tip)

Water pik does not work as well as flossing. Wrong! Use it once and you will love it! So good! ...See more

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Is waxed floss preferable to Oral B's super floss?

Is waxed floss preferable to Oral B's super floss?

Glide easiest to use: What ever your preference, just make sure that you are using the dental floss correctly and at least two times daily. The easiest dental floss to use is Glide. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: flossing?

Plaque removing: Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline, where gingivitis and periodontal disease often begins. ...Read more

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Flossing (Tip)

Flossing before brushing instead of after makes it easier to remember to do once it becomes a habit. ...See more

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Is 'nerve flossing' healthy for the affected nerve?

Is 'nerve flossing' healthy for the affected nerve?

Yes: Nerve flossing theoretically reduces the likelihood of scar formation after surgery to the affected nerve. It is simple to do with low risk. Often taught and described by physical therapists to patients after lumbar discectomies. ...Read more

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Does flossing really make that much of a difference?

BIG DIFFERENCE!: Flossing makes a big difference. Daily flossing can prevent gum disease... Flossing removes plaque. Prevents cavities. Removes bacteria between the teeth. Things that brushing only cannot do.. ...Read more

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