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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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Parents should supervise flossing until the child is about 10 years old, or later if the child requires additional supervision.
7) In many developing countries like India, however, flossing is not practised regularly.
Flossing is the best way to remove food and plaque from between the teeth, an area the toothbrush cannot reach.
This problem, called gingivitis, can often be fixed by daily brushing and flossing.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the Foundation, said: "A good oral healthcare routine is vital to maintaining a healthy smile and should include brushing with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice-a-day, flossing daily and cutting down on the frequency of sugary foods and drinks.
Daily flossing is a critical step in the quest for a beautiful, healthy smile.
Flossing daily, he says, may be able to prevent periodontal disease and thus lower the risk of cardiac problems.
Should a little furtive flossing cause an accident, Sandoval said the driver could be fined for driving at a speed unsafe for existing conditions - namely, the condition of flossing one's teeth.
Each one contains Colgate Flossing Tape with Chlorohex and normally costs pounds 3.
Oral care companies are filling out their assortments in areas where tooth- brushes can't reach with niche products such as oral irrigators and flossing units.
Flossing really isn't necessary after a good brushing.