Dental floss is made of a core of nylon, silk, rubber, plastic or polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, surrounded by various ingredients such as flavors, wax and other substances, according to Thomas P. Donnelly, D.D.S. Oth... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

When a person swallows dental floss, the body usually does not have any problems, and the dental floss passes through undigested, states ZocDoc. On rare occasions, it causes a blockage in the stomach or intestines or cau... More » Beauty & Fashion Hygiene

Dental floss picks are small plastic tools with a piece of floss at the end. The back of the tool is curved to make flossing easier. This dental tool also features a plastic pick for removing larger food particles. More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene
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