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Is it bad to reuse dental floss pick? Currently Im changing a new one every 2 days. Is that okay?

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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").

In brief: 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").
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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry
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In brief: Healthy Gums

It is probably no worse than reusing a tooth brush.
If you have excellent oral health then minimal concern. If you have active gum disease and bleeding when using the pick, then you must see your dentist as soon as possible. Healthy gums do not bleed unless cut!

In brief: Healthy Gums

It is probably no worse than reusing a tooth brush.
If you have excellent oral health then minimal concern. If you have active gum disease and bleeding when using the pick, then you must see your dentist as soon as possible. Healthy gums do not bleed unless cut!
Dr. Elton Behner
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Disposable

Floss pick, like a toothbrush, can be cleaned and reused by you alone (don't share with other people).
The device 1) Should be used only if advised and supervised by your Dentst as incorrect technique can cause gum recession, and 2) It is really designed as a disposable instrument, use once and throw away.

In brief: Disposable

Floss pick, like a toothbrush, can be cleaned and reused by you alone (don't share with other people).
The device 1) Should be used only if advised and supervised by your Dentst as incorrect technique can cause gum recession, and 2) It is really designed as a disposable instrument, use once and throw away.
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