Natural Spearmint Floss 30 Meters

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Features:

  • SOFT SILK DENTAL FLOSS GENTLY REMOVES PLAQUE:
    Flossing enables us to reach those otherwise unreachable areas in our mouth, getting into the crevices between gum and teeth where small pieces of food can become lodged.
  • COATED WITH ALL NATURAL CANDELILLA WAX:
    Candelilla wax is extracted from the wax coated leaves of the small candelilla shrub and is 100% natural and food grade.
  • 30 METRES:
    This 30 metres floss clew is made from 100% pure and wild silk.
  • BIODEGRADABLE FLOSS:
    Make the switch from harmful nylon floss to all natural, biodegradable silk floss.
  • PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING:
    The floss is packed in a zero-waste glass container; the metal dispensing lid easily allows you to cut the floss. Packaged in cardboard box without plastic.

Details: 
Why should I use dental floss? 
We all know that brushing our teeth is integral for clean and healthy teeth but what about the areas of our mouth that a toothbrush can't reach? Flossing enables us to reach those otherwise unreachable areas in our mouth, getting into the crevices between gum and teeth where small pieces of food can become lodged. Plaque is formed from leftover food in combination with natural bacteria found in the mouth. Over time plaque hardens to tartar, which can only be removed with a visit to the dentist. To avoid unnecessary dental bills and to maintain a healthy mouth, flossing is recommended by the British Dental Association. 

Why Silk Floss?
In 1815 a New Orleans dentist started suggesting flossing with waxed silken thread to his patients. At the time the silken thread was easily available as a tailoring thread. As demand grew for silk floss, companies started to mass produce it exclusively as a dental floss. During World War II the cost of silk skyrocketed, and silk dental floss became too expensive to produce and sell. Before long dental floss was being made from nylon, a cheap plastic alternative to silk. Fast forward to modern day and it is estimated that the amount of dental floss sold in the U.S each year could span the distance from the earth to the moon and back four times! Nylon is made from petroleum and is not biodegradable. Make the switch today to natural and biodegradable silk floss.

Why Waxed Floss?
Waxed floss provides a softer gentler experience as well as the added benefits from the choice of wax coating. This silk floss is coated with a blend of candelilla wax and cardamom essential oil. Candelilla wax is extracted from the wax coated leaves of the small candelilla shrub and is 100% natural and food grade. The soft texture of the wax is combined with the antibacterial properties of cardamom essential oil.

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