dental floss


Definition of dental floss

: a thread used to clean between the teeth

Examples of dental floss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choose uncoated nylon or silk dental floss or one that is coated in natural wax. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 28 July 2022 The chemicals also leach out of products such as carpets, clothing, cookware, cosmetics, dental floss, fast-food wrappers, firefighting foam, food packaging, microwave popcorn bags, paper plates, pizza boxes, rain jackets and ski wax. Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune, 10 July 2022 Today, they’re found in food packaging, carpets, furniture, clothing, makeup and everyday household items like dental floss. Shantal Riley, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2022 Use plastic cleaners, like dental floss picks or foam. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2022 Unlike dental floss, these handy gadgets literally repel food and bacteria from the crevices of your teeth using water pressure. Emily Belfiore,, 29 Sep. 2021 The technology is akin to using dental floss, and these are best for patients with bridges or braces that make traditional flossing challenging, Israel says. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 Then string the noodles together with dental floss or string. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 Crews have also retrieved masks, gloves, dental floss, hair and other items from sewer pipes, Baker said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 11 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dental floss

1910, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2022

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“Dental floss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of dental floss

: a special thread used for cleaning between teeth

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Medical Definition of dental floss

: a thread used to clean between the teeth

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