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Doctor insights on: Reach Access Flosser

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Why did j&j stop manufacturing reach floss for sensitive gums?

Why did j&j stop manufacturing reach floss for sensitive gums?

I would ask them: Companies can discontinue products for a number of reasons. Poor sales, unavailable raw materials, etc. Can lead to the extinction of your favorite products. Don't give up on flossing just because of that. There are many brands/varieties of floss out there and try them one at a time until you find one that you like. Btw, i don't know what j&j does to floss to make it work better on sensitive gums. ...Read more

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If I dont have an access to a floss,what is an alternative i could use to clean my teeth&prevent periodontal disease?

If I dont have an access to a floss,what is an alternative i could use to clean my teeth&prevent periodontal disease?

Inter proximal brush: You need to clean between your teeth to prevent gum disease as well as tooth decay They sell inter proximal brushes in sizes which fit between your teeth one is made by GUM Co (SunStar Co)and another is TePe Also there are electric models which claim to replace floss ...Read more

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Is rinsing just as good as flossing?

Is rinsing just as good as flossing?

Flossing: Rinsing although helpful is not as good as flossing. Flossing not only removes plaque it cleanses the area between the teeth where they contact preventing cavities from forming between the teeth. ...Read more

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What problems can occur if i floss too deeply?

Incorrect Flossing: Improper flossing can cause unnecessary injury to the teeth. The floss needs to wrap around the tooth, not pushed deeply between them. Consult with yours dentist or hygienist for proper technique. ...Read more

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Can i floss using a sewing needle?

Can i floss using a sewing needle?

Not advised!: Don't be cheap! buy some inexpensive floss threaders or some type of super floss and you don't run the risk of poking yourself or worse swallowing a needle! ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why is it a good idea to floss?

I'm curious as to why is it a good idea to floss?

40% of tooth: Effective flossing cleans 40% of your tooth surfaces. You have 5 tooth surfaces. Brushing only reaches 3 of them: chewing (top) inside (tongue side) and outside (lip / cheek). Front and back are missed, and this is where things get trapped. Also, bacteria left in between quickly travels over to the areas you just cleaned. Good luck with your flossing. ...Read more

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Would an ordinary cotton line be used like floss?

Would an ordinary cotton line be used like floss?

Don't recommend it.: I don't know for certain what an ordinary cotton line would be, but I do know that dental floss is made to not leave fibers behind as you use it. Floss is the best thing, therefore, to use. ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to floss if you have braces?

Floss threader: Floss threader is like a little plastic needle with an eyelet to make it easier to "thread" floss under your braces. The sonicare air floss is another helpful adjunct that is a bit less messy compared to the waterpik. ...Read more

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What kind of floss should I use if I have braces?

It doesn't matter: I have seen string, yarn, super floss, regular floss...Whatever. You are just trying to disrupt the colony of bacteria living between your teeth. The colony needs to be stirred up/disrupted/mixed up..Choose your term. Once disrupted, acid production decreases and the chance of a cavity is reduced. This must be done daily to be effective. ...Read more

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