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What is flossing?

I read in magazine that the best way to keep the mouth clean by regular brushing 2 times a day and also to do flossing 2 times a day. what is this flossing, how to do it?
Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Flossing of the teeth is a procedure of removing plaque or particles stuck in the teeth.

It is done by a dental floss , which are available commercially in various forms .
it is available in the form of thread like structure and small brushes.

Flossing is done in inaccessible areas where tooth brush cannot reach such as interdental areas.

proper flossing helps in maintaining good oral hygiene by restoring good gum health.

approach a dentist and learn about the proper flossing methods,

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Write your answer hereHello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gumline and between your teeth.
Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth
Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,
Flossing is the thread material used to remove the interdental plaque accumulated.
The material is holded with fingers on both the hands and placed at the interdental areas,ie,in between the teeth.
It is usually applied in periodontally infected teeth.
You can also use interdental toothbrush to remove the interdental plaque accumulated.
Vigorous use of dental floss can lead into tearing of gums.
Please take an assistance from a dentist to learn the method of flossing.
Always maintain good oral hygiene.
Please do visit a dentist in every 6 months.
Take care.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Flossing is the technique to remove the food and plague interdentally.
Floss is a thin thread like structure which is inserted between the teeth and scraped along the teeth sides, especially closed to the gum.
It helps in reducing tooth and gum problems.

Hope you find answer helpful.

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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
flossing is a technique by which interdental food particles and plaque are removed using a thread. its very simple and effective technique. next time when you visit your dentist ask him to give a demo to floss, he will help you for sure. take care. happy smile!!
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Anonymous's  Response

Hi..  Flossing of the teeth is a procedure of removing plaques or  particles stuck in the teeth. You can floss your teeth using simple and clean  tooth picks or string.  There are commercially available tooth flosser also....

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raksha's  Response
i normally eat nonveg regularly..i think i should go for flossing atleast once in a week....
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jan's  Response
flossing is done to keep the dental condition good. when you have non veg foods its better to do flossing. it usally done once or twice in a week using small thin wires, in btw the teeths.
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