Flossing

Using dental floss, a string-like device, to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth.
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2010
2010
OBJECTIVE In an effort to examine the decreasing oral health trend of Australian dental patients, the Health Belief Model (HBM… (More)
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2009
2009
AIMS The aims of this study were to (1) investigate the incidence of bacteraemia following flossing in subjects with chronic… (More)
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2007
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2007
BACKGROUND Adoption and maintenance of health behaviors are often poorly predicted by behavioral intentions. To bridge the gap… (More)
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2007
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2007
© 2008 The Author. Journal compilation © 2008 International Association of Applied Psychology. Published by Blackwell Publishing… (More)
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2006
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2006
OBJECTIVES Regular (daily) dental flossing is recommended for preventing oral diseases, but adherence is unsatisfactory. Social… (More)
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2004
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2004
BACKGROUND Mechanical methods of oral hygiene can be complemented by the use of chemotherapeutic mouthrinses. The authors sought… (More)
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2004
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2004
The authors examined the congruency hypothesis that health messages framed to be concordant with dispositional motivations will… (More)
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1989
1989
This study assesses the comparative effectiveness of three types of dental floss and toothbrushing in reducing interproximal… (More)
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1989
1989
Brushing and flossing ability increased dramatically 3 weeks following 2 sessions of oral hygiene instructions. At the same time… (More)
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1980
1980
This study was designed to determine the role of dental flossing in producing transient bacteremias. An improved protocol that… (More)
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