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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

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


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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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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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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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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

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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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I will use unwaxed dental floss. What is the proper way to floss to not damage my gums but to clean well enough?

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

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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

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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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What's dental floss made out of besides wax and string?

What's 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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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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Is it bad to reuse dental floss pick? Currently I'm 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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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

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Is dental floss more effective than an interdental brush?

Is dental floss more effective than an interdental brush?

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

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How do you get dental floss out if stuck between two of your teeth?

How do you get dental floss out if stuck between two of your teeth?

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

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What can you have a little piece of dental floss stuck in your teeth?

What can you have a little piece of dental floss stuck in your teeth?

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

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I'm interested to know what happens when you get dental floss stuck in your gums?

I'm interested to know what happens when you get dental floss stuck in your gums?

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

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Does fluoride dental floss really have fluoride and better than regular dental floss?

Does fluoride dental floss really have fluoride and better than regular dental floss?

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

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I'm interested to know what happens when a strand of dental floss gets inside your gums?

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

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My friend donated candy, inside it was dental floss. Should I be worried about the germs?

No: Dental floss works as a mechanical cleaning, not chemical cleaning... Secondly, with good flossing technique, there should be no injury to gingival tissue (such as stillman's cleft)... Finally, this is from your friend right? ...Read more

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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?

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

Dental Floss (Definition)

Is is a thread used to clean biofilm out the space between teeth. It is available in ...Read more