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a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery

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a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth

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use dental floss to clean

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Flossing before or after brushing doesn't really make a difference.
2 FLOSSING is the best way to help prevent gum disease.
1) Flossing significantly decreases the abundance of microbial species associated with periodontal disease and dental caries.
While flossing daily will help freshen breath and remove food and plaque, advanced whitening power will help remove daily stains.
The Gummy Floss offers a solution that will make flossing more comfortable and accepted by a larger part of the population.
But this is the first time we've seen someone flossing their teeth.
To help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, practice proper brushing and flossing and see your dentist regularly.
OBJECTIVES: Regular (daily) dental flossing is recommended for preventing oral diseases, but adherence is unsatisfactory.
Proper flossing technique - break off about 45-50cm of floss and hold between thumb and forefinger, guide into place using gentle, rubbing motion.
Brushing and flossing your teeth can protect you from decay, but once a cavity happens, a dentist has to fix it.
Conducted in the run-up to National Smile Month, which runs until the end of June, the nationwide survey saw one in two people admit to brushing for less than two minutes, 40% to never flossing and a staggering half saying they never cleaned their tongue.
Brushing should be supplemented by flossing at least once daily as plaque causes the most problems between the teeth and along the gum line where your toothbrush can't easily reach.
Flossing is a bit of a bind, especially when you're tired.
Incorporating a daily habit such as flossing into your regime will help you achieve a larger goal such as better overall health.
In addition to eliminating plaque and food from in between the teeth, regular flossing may also help to reduce the risk of cardiac disease, according to a study released by the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.