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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Not much: It should pass without incident.Get a more detailed answer ›
I will use unwaxed dental floss. What is the proper way to floss to not damage my gums but to clean well enough?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it bad to reuse dental floss pick? Currently Im changing a new one every 2 days. Is that okay?
It's Ok...Usually: If you rinse/clean the floss pick, you can certainly use it more than once. It's just like a toothbrush in that manner. But, don't share it with anyone, don't use it more than once if you're sick (cold or flu), and don't re-use it if you have ongoing gum disease (what dentists call "periodontitis"). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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