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Dental Floss (Overview)

Is is a thread used to clean biofilm out the space between teeth. It is available in waxed and unwaxed forms.


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How does dental floss and dental tape differ?

How does dental floss and dental tape differ?

Thin/thick: Floss is thinner than tape. Some people prefer floss, others prefer tape. The important thing is to keep your teeth and gums healthy by using whichever one you like. ...Read more

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Dental Floss (Overview)

Is is a thread used to clean biofilm out the space between teeth. It is available in waxed and unwaxed forms.


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Treating Gingivitis (Tip)

Treating Gingivitis

Regular dental cleanings combined with brushing and flossing can prevent gum disease. ...See more

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How are dental floss and dental tape different?

How are dental floss and dental tape different?

Floss - Tape: Dental tape is wider than dental floss. Otherwise they are basically the same. ...Read more

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Is dental floss more effective than floss picks?

Is dental floss more effective than floss picks?

Dental floss: For efficiency and patient compliance, I find that my patients do better with the floss picks. From a pure cleaning standpoint, floss wraps around the teeth better if you use is properly. If you are doing one or the other, you are doing better than 90 percent of America, so pat yourself on the back. Just make sure to floss daily along with twice daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Treating Gingivitis (Tip)

Follow dentist advise on cleaning , flossing, and use of special products. Get regular dental care. ...See more

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If you don't have dental floss, can you use thread?

If you don't have dental floss, can you use thread?

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 regular hygiene practice. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dental floss?

What is the definition or description of: dental floss?

Teeth cleaning tool: Is is a thread used to clean biofilm out the space between teeth. It is available in waxed and unwaxed forms. ...Read more

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Treating Gingivitis (Tip)

Brushing, flossing and regular dental care help prevent gum disease. ...See more

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Which is better to use a waxed or unwaxed dental floss?

Which is better to use a waxed or unwaxed dental floss?

Waxed: Waxed dental floss is better to use vs unwaxed dental floss because it is less likely to tear. ...Read more

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Flossing (Definition)

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