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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
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
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
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
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
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
Not much: It should pass without incident.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Call an MD office. They will probably want you to bring along a sample of your stool ...Read more
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
Synthetic fibers: Some are made of synthetic fibers, depends on the manufacturer. ...Read more
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
Is it bad to reuse dental floss pick? Currently I'm changing a new one every 2 days. Is that okay?
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
Different tools: An interdental brush will clean the space between the teeth that is near the gumline, where the teeth do not touch. Floss cleans the contact point where two adjacent teeth touch, a spot where the brush does not fit. ...Read more
Gently.......: Gently raise up, when stuck, gently pull toward one of the two teeth, then gently downward. You should then be able to pull string out because there is a space at the base of the tooth near the gum and often no space where teeth meet at the biting edge. If doesn't do the trick, gently rinse and swish around with warm salt water, let it sit for a while & try again. Tug up a bit harder this time. ...Read more
Try........: Hopefully you should be able to work it out with a new piece of dental floss, preferably waxed or dental tape. If you still have a problem you will have to see a dentist to ensure that it is all out and you don't have a broken filling, decay, or a rough margin on the filling. ...Read more
DEPENDS....: In many cases you can remove it by using another floss, knotted and pulled through, but in some cases (like when you have deeper pockets and thicker gums around your teeth) you can even cause the piece go in deeper inside. This may cause an inflammation and tenderness due to foreign body reaction. See your dentist to check it out. ...Read more
Dental floss: Fluoride dental floss may be a better option than regular dental floss because Fluoride is able to be applied directly in between those hard to reach places. There is not enough information to determine if it gives your mouth a significant benefit over just flossing with flioride free floss. Flossing period is the real issue. Floss at least twice daily. ...Read more
Gum inflames: As with anything, a piece of floss is a foreign body and will cause foreign body reaction, or inflammation, when trapped inside your gum. The swollen gum will help to ease the removal or falling out of the floss and the situation will resolve on its own. Brush the area thoroughly, then schedule with your dentiist to follow up if the area still bleeds after couple days. Usually it will resolve. ...Read more
I will use unwaxed dental floss. What is the proper way to floss to not damage my gums but to clean well enough?
Very simple: Guide the floss between your teeth using a gentle sawing motion. Gentle is the key word. ...Read more
Can the dental floss push the food particle farther into the gums until it's no longer possible to get the food particle out unless the gum is lifted?
Yes: This can happen, but not common. If you are having pain in the gum and it feels that something is in there, try gargling several times daily with luke warm water to help loosen it. If that does not work, then see your dentist for help! ...Read more
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