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Floss

Floss

1. (Science: botany) The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk.

2. Untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering. Floss silk, silk that has been twisted, and which retains its loose and downy character. It is much used in embroidery. Called also floxed silk. Floss thread, a kind of soft flaxen yarn or thread, used for embroidery; called also linen floss, and floss yarn.

Origin: It. Floscio flabby, soft, fr. L. Fluxus flowing, loose, slack. See flux.


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bacteria in mouth, plaque

... cause the bad breath. You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, ...

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Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:09 pm
 
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Re: Oral Care and Bad Breath

You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you ...

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by badbreath
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Oral Care
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