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floss

1. the mass of fine silky fibres obtained from cotton and similar plants
2. any similar fine silky material, such as the hairlike styles and stigmas of maize or the fibres prepared from silkworm cocoons
3. See dental floss

floss

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(metallurgy)
Molten or solid slag floating on the surface of a metal melt.

FLOSS

(Free, Libre and Open Source Software) See free software and open source.
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Then using the third section, you finish with a regular flossing.
The Waterpik[R] Water Flosser utilizes pulsating water to clean deep between teeth and below the gumline to remove plaque and debris where traditional brushing and flossing can't reach.
Research has shown that there are many barriers that prevent people from flossing regularly, from time and convenience to dexterity," said Erik Hollander, senior marketing director at Philips Consumer Lifestyle.
According to the NYU dental researchers, Patricia Corby, DMD, and Walter Bretz, DDS, DrPH, "The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of dental flossing on the microbial composition of interproximal plaque samples in matched twins.
DenTek aims to address that need with a variety of flossing products, including a number of specialized floss picks.
DenTek' products go beyond brushing and provide solutions for flossing, braces care, teeth grinding, jaw pain and much more.
The study included 51 well-matched pairs of twins and tested their responses to dental flossing over a 2-week period.
Both suppliers, which between them market all of the floss segment's 14 best-selling national brands, are also expanding their lines of traditional flossing products, with J&J offering Reach Clean Burst dental floss in four flavors--spearmint, peppermint, citrus and berry mint--and P&G including floss as part of its Oral-B Stages line of children's dental care products.
manufactures single-use flossing devices and interdental picks.
While keeping plaque to a minimum may sound daunting, the Waterpik[R] Ultra Dental Water Jet provides an easy, effortless way to proactively maintain healthy gums and teeth, which, in turn, will significantly control and reduce the chances of periodontal disease by effectively removing harmful bacteria and debris often missed with traditional brushing and flossing.