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Could you use thread instead of dental floss?

Is there a reason why someone without money can't use regular fabric thread in a spool as dental floss? Wouldn't this be a better environmental material?
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Why does one have to use warm water with water flossers (e.g., Waterpik)?

I read in a few places that one has to use warm water with water flossers (e.g., Waterpik). Why wouldn't cold water be ok too? E.g., from https://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/blog/waterpik-mouthwash/ ...
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How can one choose the proper pressure setting on a water flosser (e.g., Waterpik)?

How can one choose the proper pressure setting on a water flosser (e.g., Waterpik)? Below is what I have read and heard: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/9u18am/...
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Air flossers vs. water flossers: which cleans teeth better?

I read on https://lifehealthhq.com/airfloss-vs-waterpik/ (mirror): In a study published in 2012 in the Journal of Clinical Dentistry, clinicians found that that the WaterPik water flosser reduced ...
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How does chlorhexidine cause discolouration in teeth?

I've been prescribed chlorhexidine gel to topically apply using floss to my peri-implantitis. My prosthodontist warned that chlorhexidine can cause discolouration in teeth, especially if used ...
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Is water flossing more efficient than string flossing to remove plaques from tooth surfaces?

Is water flossing more efficient than string flossing to remove plaques from tooth surfaces? I present below what I have found so far. In the following: Waterpik is a manufacturer of water flossing ...
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Is dental floss really effective? According to studies, it is not

Recently I had to go through a lot of ultrasound teeth cleaning because my gums suffered inflammations in the past. I am doing the dental cleaning every 3 to 4 months and every time the dentist says ...
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Are tiny brown spots on a tooth a sign of tooth decay? If so, is there a way to stop it from spreading or is it too late? Is it a dead tooth?

In December, I opened a pantry, and a canned-food item from 2 shelves higher, rolled and fell off the shelf, smacking me in face. It was extremely painful, but I was so relieved that I was not bruised ...
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Should I wash dental floss pick before passing on the next teeth?

Very simple question, which I checked is not answered here., so please, don't link that question. I'm using a dental floss picklike this one, or this one. I use it normally, passing in between teeth ...
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How many people, on average, floss on a regular basis?

How many people, on average, floss on a regular basis? I feel like I'm the only person who doesn't floss on a regular basis according to my dentist, but do we know the statistics of how many people ...
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I've always worn my clear nighttime retainers religiously. Can I get my permanent metal retainers taken out?

I have a permanent metal retainer glued to the back of my top teeth. I have a second one glued to the back of my bottom teeth. They were put on immediately after my braces were taken off. Here's an ...
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Brushing, flossing, and mouth wash

If a person had to choose only 1 method of oral hygiene, what would be the most effective for achieve health gums and teeth: 1- brushing with toothpaste 2- flossing 3- rinsing with mouth wash
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