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Is water flossing more efficient than string flossing to remove plaques from tooth surfaces?

The latest systematic review in this issue found: there is only weak, very low quality and unreliable evidence avalaible for floss the magnitude of the effect was small, for woodsticks and oral ...
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Why does one have to use warm water with water flossers (e.g., Waterpik)?

Comfort factor only. Chat session started at 9:16:01 Thank you for contacting Waterpik. One of our customer service representatives will be with you in just a moment. You are now chatting with ...
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Is dental floss really effective? According to studies, it is not

Is dental floss really effective? The evidence shows that we don't know. Here the main issue is the lack of good evidence. How we find how effective is? Simple: we took a group of people with ...
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Air flossers vs. water flossers: which cleans teeth better?

Looking at the studies, using a water flosser in combination with a manual toothbrush is more effective than using string floss (Goyal, et al. 2013). It seems however, that there have been no studies ...
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How does chlorhexidine cause discolouration in teeth?

There are several possible mechanisms, probably all acting together. The brownish deposits on teeth and tongue are mostly caused by the fact that bacterial proteins are denatured when the bacterial ...
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Should I wash dental floss pick before passing on the next teeth?

The correct use of dental floss is to use a new portion of the floss for every site. The easiest way to achieve it is through the loop or circle technique, using a new part of the loop every time. ...
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How many people, on average, floss on a regular basis?

According to this page, http://sunvalleypediatricdentistry.com/statistics-brushing-flossing-oral-health/ 50% of Americans floss daily, 31% floss less regularly, and 18% do not floss at all.
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