interdental

adjective
in·​ter·​den·​tal | \ ˌin-tər-ˈden-tᵊl How to pronounce interdental (audio) \

Definition of interdental

1 : situated or intended for use between the teeth
2 : formed with the tip of the tongue between the upper and lower front teeth

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Other Words from interdental

interdentally \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈden-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce interdentally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of interdental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2017, Waterpik became the first-ever interdental cleaner brand to gain a seal of approval from the ADA for the product’s ability to help remove up to 99 percent of plaque. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Best Prime Day 2020 beauty and wellness deals," 14 Oct. 2020 In 2017, Waterpik became the first-ever interdental cleaner brand to gain a seal of approval from the ADA for the product’s ability to help remove up to 99 percent of plaque. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Best Prime Day 2020 beauty and wellness deals," 14 Oct. 2020 In 2017, Waterpik became the first-ever interdental cleaner brand to gain a seal of approval from the ADA for the product’s ability to help remove up to 99 percent of plaque. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Best Prime Day 2020 beauty and wellness deals," 14 Oct. 2020 In 2017, Waterpik became the first-ever interdental cleaner brand to gain a seal of approval from the ADA for the product’s ability to help remove up to 99 percent of plaque. NBC News, "Prime Day 2020: Top deals on beauty and wellness," 13 Oct. 2020 This should include brushing regularly, flossing (or use interdental brushes or a water flosser), using a fluoride or chlorhexidine mouthwash and keeping a low sugar intake (as the harmful mouth bacteria feed on sugar). Katie Hunt, CNN, "Gum health could be a risk factor for dementia, study suggests," 29 July 2020

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First Known Use of interdental

circa 1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of interdental was circa 1874

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23 Nov 2020

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“Interdental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interdental. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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interdental

adjective
in·​ter·​den·​tal | \ ˌint-ər-ˈdent-ᵊl How to pronounce interdental (audio) \

Medical Definition of interdental

: situated or intended for use between the teeth floss the interdental spaces

Other Words from interdental

interdentally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce interdentally (audio) \ adverb

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