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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
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floss

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

(Free, Libre and Open Source Software) See free software and open source.
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Careful flossing removes plaque and leftover food that a toothbrush can't reach.
England and Spurs player Dele Alli is among a string of sports stars to show off their flossing skills, while 71-year-old Harry Redknapp even had a go at it in the jungle camp on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
"While this study finds that flossing before brushing may result in the reduction of plaque, it's important for everyone to remember to do both every day to maintain the health of their smiles."
McCulloch said the SonicFusion is up to two times more effective than regular brushing and flossing, and the product removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas.
There is some debate about how effective flossing really is "Recent reviews of the evidence for the long-term effectiveness of dental floss have shown it is not as effective as interdental brushes for the removal of plaque and reduction in inflammation.
This comes on the heels of the major news that flossing (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/health/flossing-teeth-cavities.html) might not be the key oral healthcare tool most have assumed.
I forget how the topic came up, but at one point, the fiancee, a beautiful and mesmerising self-help guru, exclaimed, "Oh my god, I LOVE flossing my teeth!"
Flossing before or after brushing doesn't really make a difference.
Key words: dental health behaviour; dental students; flossing; instructions; oral hygiene
"While flossing daily will help freshen breath and remove food and plaque, advanced whitening power will help remove daily stains.
In addition to general flossing, the new Scrub Betweens can be used with braces, bridges and any hard to reach spot.
A In addition to cleaning with toothpaste, daily flossing and brushing the tiny spaces between your teeth - the interdental areas - are recommended as part of your ongoing dental maintenance and hygiene programme.