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Caring for your teeth and mouth

dental floss

noun

a substance like very thin string that you use to clean between your teeth

floss

noun

dental floss

floss

verb

to clean between your teeth with dental floss

fluoride

noun

a chemical that is sometimes added to water and toothpaste because it protects your teeth

gargle

verb

to move liquid around in the back of your mouth, in order to clean your mouth and throat

gargle

noun

a liquid that you use for cleaning your mouth and throat

mouthwash

noun

a liquid used for cleaning your mouth and making your breath smell good

toothbrush

noun

a small brush used for cleaning your teeth

toothpaste

noun

a soft thick substance that you put on a toothbrush to clean your teeth

toothpick

noun

a thin pointed piece of wood or plastic used for removing bits of food from between your teeth

tooth powder

noun

a powder that you mix with a small amount of water and use for cleaning your teeth

do your teeth/hair/nails etc

to brush your teeth/arrange your hair/paint your fingernails etc

pick your teeth

to remove small pieces of food from between your teeth

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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