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Does your bacteremia level increase if a disposable dental flosser is reused?
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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
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In brief: Probably not, but...
Although i'm unaware of studies that address this question, the intuitive answer would be "no".
The bacteria count under the gum is so high that any contribution to total biomass from a piece of floss is unlikely to be significant. The magnitude of bacteremia would be more correlated with the amount of bleeding, which would reflect the extent of the breach in the wall of the vascular compartment.

In brief: Probably not, but...
Although i'm unaware of studies that address this question, the intuitive answer would be "no".
The bacteria count under the gum is so high that any contribution to total biomass from a piece of floss is unlikely to be significant. The magnitude of bacteremia would be more correlated with the amount of bleeding, which would reflect the extent of the breach in the wall of the vascular compartment.
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
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In brief: Doesn't decrease
It doesn't necessarily increase but it isn't going to decrease.

In brief: Doesn't decrease
It doesn't necessarily increase but it isn't going to decrease.
Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dr. Richard Charmoy
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Dr. Frank Berman
make sure you rinse it off well before reuse to lower the bacteria count
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