Young woman using dental floss

Young woman using dental floss

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Credit: ANDREW MCCLENAGHAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Young woman using dental floss (a cotton thread which may be waxed or unwaxed) to clean particles of food from around her teeth & gingival crevices (the spaces between the gums & the surface of the teeth). Bacterial action on any food particles deposited in these areas leads to the formation of plaque, which eventually forms a hard deposit - tartar, which enlarges the gingival crevices & precipitates periodontal disease. Early symptoms include swollen & bleeding gums; ulceration may follow. If untreated the plaque spreads to & destroys the underlying periodontal membrane & alveolar bone: in this chronic stage the teeth become loosened & eventually fall out.

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Keywords: dental, dental floss, dentistry, equipment, flossing, healthcare, medical, medicine, odontology, oral, oral hygiene, periodontal disease, plaque, teeth, teeth flossing, woman

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