dental floss

noun

Definition of dental floss

: a thread used to clean between the teeth

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In the past, beauty gurus have relied on hacks like dental floss to nail the look. Lauren Rearick, Allure, "Ariana Grande’s Makeup Artist Shares How She Creates the Perfect Cat-Eye," 17 Aug. 2018 New charcoal products include dental floss, tooth powder and shampoo. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "The Latest Fad in Tooth Whitening Is to Turn Them Black," 12 Aug. 2018 In the past, beauty gurus have relied on hacks like dental floss to nail the look. Lauren Rearick, Allure, "Ariana Grande’s Makeup Artist Shares How She Creates the Perfect Cat-Eye," 17 Aug. 2018 In the past, beauty gurus have relied on hacks like dental floss to nail the look. Lauren Rearick, Allure, "Ariana Grande’s Makeup Artist Shares How She Creates the Perfect Cat-Eye," 17 Aug. 2018 In the past, beauty gurus have relied on hacks like dental floss to nail the look. Lauren Rearick, Allure, "Ariana Grande’s Makeup Artist Shares How She Creates the Perfect Cat-Eye," 17 Aug. 2018 In the past, beauty gurus have relied on hacks like dental floss to nail the look. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande’s Makeup Artist Shared How She Gets the Perfect Cat Eye," 16 Aug. 2018 This review, though, argues for an alternate model: cavities grow in tiny crevices in the enamel that can’t easily be reached with a toothbrush or dental floss alone. Jeff Donn, The Seattle Times, "Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste," 7 Aug. 2018 As this wren has built a giant nest for her brood, complete with leftover bits of Christmas evergreen wreath and even some wayward dental floss, my own nest is shrinking. Lynn Petrak, chicagotribune.com, "Petrak: Mothering instincts — human and bird — in play during nesting season," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of dental floss

1910, in the meaning defined above

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dental floss

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dental floss

: a special thread that is used to clean between your teeth

dental floss

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Kids Definition of dental floss

: a special thread used for cleaning between teeth

dental floss

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Medical Definition of dental floss

: a thread used to clean between the teeth

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