Meaning of “dental floss” in the English Dictionary

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dental flossnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈden.təl ˌflɒs/ us /ˈden.t̬əl ˌflɑːs/

Examples from literature

  • If you have no regular dental floss, use any white silk thread for the purpose. 
  • The use of dental floss is fully as important as the use of a tooth brush. 
  • The use of dental floss silk between the teeth, provided care is taken not to press it against the gums, is also helpful. 

(Definition of “dental floss” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dental floss" in American English

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dental flossnoun [ U ]

us /ˈden·təl ˌflɑs, ˌflɔs/

a type of thread that is used for cleaning between the teeth

(Definition of “dental floss” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)