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How Can I Prevent My Dental Floss From Getting Stuck And Breaking
Is all dental floss the same or are some better at removing the days food particles to prevent plaque/tartar build up?
Dental Floss: There are different types of dental floss - waxed, unwaxed, flat, thin,..There's also what you call floss threaders which are effective for patients with crown and bridge. There's also a kind of floss which is easier to use (with a sling handle) for the ones with arthritis. Flat unwaxed is effective for plaque and thin for really tight contacts.There's also flavored ones.Technique of use is impt.! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Floss: Studies have shown that certain bacteria found in the mouth , when getting into the bloodstream, can predispose susceptible patients to heart disease... Think of the Lever 2000 soap commercial where you have 2000 parts to clean, so brushing and flossing are part of those 2000 parts... ...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 2 more doctor answers
Is it really important to floss? I am a vegetarian and never get food particles stuck between my teeth. Also, i live in a small town and our only supermarket doesn't even sell dental floss.
Absolutely: Flossing is essential to removing food debris and plaque from between your teeth. That is true whether you are carnivorous or a vegetarian. Without flossing, you will probably develop cavities between your teeth over time. Perhaps you've just been lucky so far. You can ask your pharmacy to order floss (and help out the rest of your community) or order it online, or you can risk the consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental floss is stuck in between my teeth when i floss and i cant get it out i feel very uncomfortable pls help me to get this out it stuck smalpiece?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
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