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Whats dental floss made out of besides wax and string?

Whats 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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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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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 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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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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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?

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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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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Dental Floss (Definition)

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