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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

Dental Floss (Overview)

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


Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Dental floss (Tip)

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

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Dental floss (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

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Dental floss (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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Hi i sowwaloed a pecice of dental floss will i be ok ?

Hi  i sowwaloed a pecice of dental floss will i be ok ?

Yes: Yes, its a little scary when we swallow a foreign body. In general floss is quite benign. You may or may not see it in your stool. Just stay well hydrated and eat as usual. Do not make yourself vomit or take laxatives to try and get it out. If you develop any abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, then go to your nearest er or urgent care. ...Read more

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I found information about dental floss from two different sources that disagree. What should I do?

I found information about dental floss from two different sources that disagree. What should I do?

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 gum line and "scrape" the surface of your teeth clean, where your tooth brush does not reach. It truly is the single most effective thing you can do to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Dental floss (Tip)

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

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I had appointment before couple of days at http://www.Renedellacqua.Com and they suggested me to use thicker dental floss. Please suggest is this gud?

Good: It cannot hurt to try thicker floss, called tape. As long as you can get in between your teeth without discomfort, it can be a great aid in your oral hygiene. Very efficient. Give it a try. ...Read more

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Waterpik vs dental floss? Which is better?

Waterpik vs dental floss? Which is better?

Easy...dental floss!: A waterpik and/or airflosser are great products, however they are not a replacement for good flossing habits--they are a replacement for not flossing. This is not the same thing. These tools can be incorporated in your regular dental home care to stimulate gum tissue and help clean around braces or under dental bridges but it is still not better than floss. Sorry to be the bearer of this news. ...Read more

Dr. Donovan Young Dr. Young
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Dental floss (Tip)

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

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Is dental floss more effective than a toothpick?

Is dental floss more effective than a toothpick?

Yes: Dental floss is more effective than a toothpick since floss can clean the surfaces of two teeth where they are touching each other while the toothpick can only clean in between the teeth under the point of contact. ...Read more

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Whats dental floss made out of besides wax and string?

Whats dental floss made out of besides wax and string?

Synthetic fibers: Some are made of synthetic fibers, depends on the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Dental floss (Tip)

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

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Can you tell me how I could promote dental floss over string?

Can you tell me how I could promote dental floss over string?

Floss not string: floss spreads out with microfilaments to more adequately clean plaque off teeth. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my dental floss from getting stuck and breaking?

How can I prevent my dental floss from getting stuck and breaking?

Floss: Unwaxed tend to tear more. I prefer j&j waxed- mint. If your teeth are extremely tight try glide floss. "only floss the one's you want to keep" ! ...Read more

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Dental floss (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 it bad to reuse dental floss pick? Currently Im changing a new one every 2 days. Is that okay?

Healthy Gums: It is probably no worse than reusing a tooth brush. If you have excellent oral health then minimal concern. If you have active gum disease and bleeding when using the pick, then you must see your dentist as soon as possible. Healthy gums do not bleed unless cut! ...Read more

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Dental floss (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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Can too much dental floss cause damage on gums?

Can too much dental floss cause damage on gums?

No if done correctly: Most people snap the floss between their teeth to fling out food particles. This is not flossing! to floss look in a mirror with your eyes open ; carefully saw between the teeth contacting areas. Carefully, curve the floss to follow the contour of the back wall of the tooth and carry it down until there is resistance then bring it up but not through the contact and do same the approximating wall. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Dental floss (Tip)

Mild gum disease can be cured at home with brushing, flossing, and a good tooth rinse. ...See more

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