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I am OBSESSED with dental hygiene. I spend ages brushing my teeth, and I don't miss my morning and night routine. I brush my teeth, use my tongue scraper, floss and then rinse my mouth out with mouthwash to get every last bit out. If I can't use my tongue scraper or use mouthwash, the one thing I am determined to do is floss between my teeth, as I do not feel fully clean until I have flossed. I really hate not flossing, much to the despair of my family who tear their hair out at my complaining when there is no floss. So obviously, I am very picky when it comes to buying the right floss.
I bought this floss because it was better value for money to have 50m of floss for less money. The floss cost £2.10 in Boots which is a lot cheaper than some of the other ones. I was also attracted to it because it had a mint flavour and I wanted to feel fresh and clean in between my teeth.
I was very pleased with this product. The little box is very convenient and you can just stick it in your pocket or bag and go, and I know the shape is round not square like in the picture. I prefer it to be round anyway as it is ergonomically and aesthetically more pleasing.
The floss itself lasts a very long time, I think I bought this in early June roundabout, and its august and has only just ran out, and this is with me obsessively flossing my teeth every day, twice a day.
The floss has a mild minty taste, which you can feel after flossing as well on your teeth. I do like the taste of the floss, but I have found that the waxy covering on the floss containing the mint will flake off onto your hands and can be rather irritating.
The floss is a little thin for my liking - I do like to make sure every last bit is clean, so you do have to go over each gap a couple of times, and the waxy covering makes it a bit slippy but it does give a good clean and I'm not going to complain about the little things if it does work.
Oral B Essential Dental Floss
Sadly I have not been blessed with great teeth and I also seem to have receding gums which is highly unfair as I have never smoked but I do have a sweet tooth. I brush my teeth twice aday and visit the dentist every six months. In the last twenty five years I have not had to have any extra fillings but boy are my teeth sensitive at the gum line!
I use a sensitive toothpaste pretty much always and I also have little brush things for between my teeth. I have added flossing to my tooth cleaning regime for the last ten years and use a mouth wash. I am hoping all these will help me keep my teeth until I no longer have any need for them!
I can't say that I am brand loyal with any products but I do find branded floss is better than a cheap one. This is one I quite regularly buy as it does a good job and doesn't fall apart when I use it.
The floss comes in a sort of oval plastic container now and varies in price depending on where I buy it. If I see it as low as £1.00 I buy a few but it is usually between £1 and £1.50 and I never pay more than that. In each box you get about 50 metres of floss so you could use it to find you way out of a maze and have no fear of it being eaten or breaking up in the weather!
I am not going to give you a lesson of flossing but suffice to say that you pull out the length you need from the box and then use the little metal cutter tool on the box to cut it off. You then wrap both ends round two fingers of each hand and run the floss between the gaps of your teeth.
I have a problem in that my teeth are VERY close together at places and they are also stuck together away from my gums but have gaps nearer the gums. I find that the floss does sometimes get stuck in the tight bit and break off. The teeth that are filled are a bit rough in the gaps and the filling also breaks the floss so this can be quite a frustrating job. Floss is the only thing that fits between some of my teeth hence needing the little brushes as well as floss as the brushes only deal with the bigger gaps.
If I use a cheap no waxed floss then the breaking issue is so annoying as to make the job impossible and I ten have to spend time getting the bits of broken floss out from between my teeth. This is stronger and can cope with the tight teeth and provided I use fresh bit of floss for each gap then it doesn't break.
This floss has a flat ribbon like appearance while some flosses are more thread like and rounded. These are useless for me as they are not thin enough to fit between my teeth.
Dentists recommend flossing as cleaning alone does not remove all plaque. I can't say I give my teeth quite the clean that the dentist does. Sometimes I feel like he is actually breaking bits of my teeth off and it is certainly not something I look forward too as with my sensitive teeth the clean and polish is agony!
I don't have to spend a lot to use floss as this little box usually lasts about three months with two of us using it. It is a lot cheaper than the dentist and a hell of a lot less inconvenient than losing my precious teeth.
The floss can also be used for anything that requires a good strong but thin string when needed. I have used it for mending shoes - as the thread as it is pretty darned strong. It was an emergency situation but did the job!
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I have always had a great fear of losing my teeth and have done whatever possible to keep them as healthy as possible. I use branded toothpastes and mouthwashes, have a good toothbrush and use dental floss almost every day partly to protect my teeth but also to help prevent gum disease. I have tried many types of interdental products including brushes (which I still use) sticks and different types of gadgets but still go back to using floss on a roll.
My Oral B floss is as pictured although on my latest visit to Superdrug I noticed it comes in a more oval shaped plastic container. Mine cost £1.60 from my local pharmacy and it is 50 metres in length and I have been using the same one since January so I reckon it is great value for money.
It is very easy to cut off exactly how much I need because the metal cutter part works well and does not fray as some flosses do. The top snaps shut after I have taken off the required amount meaning it is protected until the next time. I can then use it to remove any debris or food from between my teeth and so ensure they have been cleaned as much as possible which hopefully reduces any plaque build up plus helping my gums too.
In my opinion this floss is just the right thickness and I like the way it is flat and not, like some, round because it is easier to catch any bits which may be stubborn. There is a slightly waxy feel about it which helps especially when doing around awkward teeth at the back and it has a nice minty taste although I do not think this lasts very long so I use my mouthwash immediately after flossing so my mouth feels fresh.
It is good to find a product that is easy to use and does the job in the easiest possible way which is why I would recommend Oral B's Essential Floss and am therefore awarding 5 stars.
Whilst I've always endeavoured to look after my teeth my dentist does nag me from time to time about (a) drinking too much cola and (b) regular flossing.
Whilst my Pepsi Max addiction shows no sign of slowing I do make a concerted effort to floss twice a day, and to accomplish this I use a variety of different products. I have to admit to not having any particular brand loyalty when it comes to floss - I generally purchase one that's a reasonable price and that looks to be of good quality. A while ago I found this Oral B Essential Floss in a cheapy toiletry store and decided to give it a go.
I bought my Oral B Essential Floss in one of the cheap toiletry stores for around £2, which I considered to be a good price. The floss pack came packaged in a plastic bubble backed by card, as seen in the image above. Whilst the pictured product is in a square white plastic box, my pack is in a circular white plastic box, a design I have seen in many shops - the image above may be of an older packaging design. My purchase certainly has the same specifications as those in the package seen above.
The box of floss is opened by means of a hinged lid which opens by means of a semi-circular lip to reveal the exposed floss and the customary metal cutting edge. The floss is stored within the box on a spool (as are most similar products).
The nylon floss is extremely thin; I estimate it to be only 1mm in width and about as thick as a hair. It's flat, not circular as many flosses are. It has a nice, light minty smell that is not overwhelming, and a light coating of wax that aids glide as it's used. This wax does leave a slight sticky residue on my fingers after use which is easily removed with soap and water.
The packet contains 50 metres of product; far more than many comparable products so I didn't mind breaking my 'buy basic toiletries for around a pound' rule.
I have used a wide variety of dental floss products and this is definitely one of my preferred types. The floss cuts easily, and slides comfortably between even the smallest gaps in my teeth, with minimal 'stuck floss' incidents. It hasn't snapped during use and it hasn't caused my gums to bleed either.
The floss leaves a pleasant, light minty taste in my mouth, and removes a lot of food particles from between my teeth - both those I could see and those I couldn't see. Yucky, but essential!
In conclusion I think this is an excellent product. It cleans between my teeth really effectively, and is easy and comfortable to use. It may be a little pricier than many other flosses but you get a lot of product for your money. Recommended!
This is a dental floss that comes in a small, circular box. To me, the best thing about this floss is the packaging. Because it's so small, it is easy and convenient to carry around (especially when you're travelling). Also, when you drop the floss accidentally, unlike some other brands that I've tried in which there is an 'open top', the floss tube does not fall out (an absolute disaster when it falls on the icky toilet floor), because this has a closed top. Clever packaging indeed
The floss itself is waxed, hence it slides easily between your teeth without hurting your gums, allowing you to clean areas that you can't easily reach otherwise. It has a fresh taste to it, which is definitely a plus point as part of your oral care regime. I haven't really experienced great variations in terms of how different flosses work yet, so I can't really comment if this is the best and most effective floss. But it surely does the job.
However, compared to other brands it is sometimes a little more expensive, but solely for the awesome packaging it's probably worth it in my opinion.
I really hate the dentist and I really hate bad teeth. There really is no excuse these days for not looking after your gnashers. Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach; for example between the teeth. Plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease and eventually tooth loss. I regularly use floss as part of my dental routine. It is not something I do everyday, but I would say that I do it every other day.
==Price and availability==
I paid £2.30 for the oral B essentials floss from Tesco. It is available in most supermarkets and pharmacies.
The Oral B floss comes in a little plastic box with a clickable lid. The lid has a little cutter on the edge to assist you in removing the right length of floss. To cut the floss all you need to do is gently pull it against the cutter and it should trim it off for you.
The box has the Oral B logo on the front. The floss itself is 50m in length, this makes the floss really good value compare with some of the others on the market as they all range from 25 - 50 m! The floss is made from waxed nylon and feels quite waxy as you hold it. The wax helps the floss last a bit longer without snapping. The floss is minty and tastes like a spearmint.
* Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.
* Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth.
* Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue.
* Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.
* To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth.
The floss hardly ever frays and breaks thanks the waxed coating, however the downside to the waxed coating is that it seems to slip quite a lot and squeak. It feels harder to push in between the teeth as it slips around. It also does not feel as deep cleaning as other non-waxed floss. This just seems to rub up and down without really doing much. I have not noticed it removing any more plaque than any other floss and I'm not sure the silkiness of the string is useful in removing floss; rather than there being friction to lift plague, the floss just slips around.
I do like the taste of the floss as it makes the mouth feel really clean and refreshed. On the whole though, I do not think that I would buy waxed floss again. It makes it much more difficult to position and floss.
Oral B Dental Floss is a great way to remove dental plaque, food debris, germs and bacteria from between the teeth where your toothbrush is unable to reach. Hard to reach areas are difficult to remove build up of plaque and dental floss, particularly waxed dental floss is an effective way to do this and I like Oral B as it is one of my favourites and a brand I trust.
Oral B dental floss is readily available and sells for about £1.50 from most chemists such as Boots or most supermarkets. It comes in a waterproof, stand up container and you pull off the amount you need and simply just slide it up and down between the teeth in order to remove the little bits of food you couldn't otherwise get to. Be very careful not to get too carried away though as you can make your gums bleed if you are too harsh.
I love the fact that the floss smells of mint and gives a refreshing feel to the mouth after brushing your teeth and rinsing with a mouthwash for a great deep clean feel.
The tape is white and waxed and quite strong and won't snap off when pulled between the teeth as many cheaper flosses will do. I will sometimes make my teeth bleed if I'm a little too heavy handed with the floss or in a hurry for work or going out so you have to be careful not to injure yourself and to take it easy at first till you get used to the idea if you're not used to the flossing thing.
The floss is about fifty metres long and lasts for ages because you don't really need that much. I'd recommend it to everyone.
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After my experiences with Tesco Dental Floss (see my other review!) flossing went a little bit out of the window for me as it was taking forever! However a recent visit to the dentist made me think that I need to start flossing again and when I explained my flossing woes he recommended trying some different brands out. As I was stood in the supermarket I was amazed at how expensive some brands of dental floss are! So I went for a branded one which was waxed where you got the most amount of floss in the pot for the best price and that ended up being Oral B essential floss, 50m for £2 in Tesco.
This floss comes in a small white round pot with the blue Oral B label on the front. It has a flip top lid and inside there is the dental floss and a metal cutter to break the floss with. The floss is white and smells nice and minty and was easy to get out of the pot and broke easily on the cutter.
When using this floss I immediately noticed how much better it was than the Tesco floss I'd used before! The wax seems to stay on the floss pretty well which means that it slides easily between your teeth and gums without having to stand there manically sawing away wincing at the thought of it slicing your gums when it finally goes through! It's a little bit wider than other floss I've used which makes it a bit more like a tape and means that it seems to remove plaque from the surface of your teeth as well as it does from the bits inbetween teeth. It definitely seems to do it's job properly in terms of removing plaque and any other lovely bits of gunk stuck inbetween your teeth and leaves your teeth feeling cleaner and smoother even before brushing. The fact that it slides easily between your teeth means that flossing is a lot quicker and a lot less of a battle which in turn makes you more likely to do it more often! This floss rarely gets stuck, even in the areas where I have barely any gap between my teeth, and if it does get stuck then it doesn't snap or start disintegrating so I'm not left with bits of floss in my teeth.
This dental floss has been a revelation for me, flossing is so much less of a chore now and I think this dental floss is definitely worth an extra bit of money over Tesco or other own branded supermarket floss. I would recommend this floss to other people (I will definitely buy it again), and if you're struggling with flossing I'd definitely recommend trying a different floss as it can make a lot of difference!
I use dental floss everyday and a few years ago switched to this floss. My previous floss was very thin and didn't help to clean between my teeth so well. It also caught and frayed easily. This floss has a polymer coating, which gives the floss a feel that is smooth. It's a thicker feeling floss, helped by the coating, but means you feel like you are cleaning your teeth very well. It glides between your teeth and doesn't fray easily, even if it catches on irregular edges of your teeth.
The packaging is small and discrete, so pops in your bag for use when you are out and about. It dispenses easily and cuts with the built in edge.
It is a good value floss, not the cheapest, but balancing the quality of the floss with the price makes it a good buy. It is sometimes on offer, so well worth stocking up!
I visited the dentist for my annual checkup and he was not pleased with the condition of my teeth so he recommended that I use floss. I tried several different types of floss but this is the one I adore. It is covered with a polymer coating that helps to remove plaque. I was pleasantly suprised that it does not fray when flossing. I do not have to try to put the seperated pieces of floss back together in order to finish flossing. The width of the floss is also appropriate so it does not hurt my gums. It is small enough that it easily slides between my teeth. I do not have to try to force it through the spaces. The floss has a lovely minty taste and after flossing the minty fragrance helps to prevent bad breath. It requires very little effort to cut the floss to the desired length. The floss lasts for ages. I only need to buy a new floss every two months. It easily removes all of the pieces of food trapped in hard to reach places in my teeth.
I started using dental floss a few years ago on the advice of my dentist and I've never looked back! I always buy Oral B as that was the brand recommended by my dentist and I've no reason to doubt his professional opinion.
This floss lasts for months and months when using it about three times a week. I don't feel the need to use it more frequently than that as it takes a few days for plaque and muck to build up so unless I've got something really obvious stuck between my teeth I don't floss every day. I'm not sure what the official advice is on frequency but I've found that my teeth have stayed healthy using it this often.
The floss is a thin string of white waxy thread which feeds through an opening in the box and then easily snaps off on a little metal thing under the lid. You snap off as much as you need to be able to fit it between your teeth and still hold onto it with both hands, then manoeuvre it between your teeth in order to dislodge any food or plaque that night be sitting there damaging your teeth. I prefer to do it after brushing my teeth for an extra clean feeling, and as the floss has a slight minty taste it leaves your mouth feeling refreshed too. The floss doesn't break or disintegrate easily so you don't need to worry about accidentally swallowing any!
The box is nothing incredible to look at, with a simple blue and white design, but its compact size means you can pop it in your handbag and should you have a food disaster (who doesn't get paranoid after a salad or something with seeds?) then you can sneak off to the bathroom, floss away any debris and voila, you're good to go again, feeling freshened and un-self conscious.
What is it?
Dental Floss by Oral B.
Covered with a light wax coating to help slide easily between the teeth and made with a shred resistant texture.
What do I think of it?
I don't really use this regularly, I have only used this a few times as an alternative floss to my other one (also by Oral B) when it ran out in the shops. Being also made by Oral B, I expected it to be pretty similar, but this floss is actually very different to the dental satin tape that I usually use.
To begin with, this is specifically floss and not tape. The string of floss itself is more rounded and unlike the wider flat texture of tape. I found this floss too big for the very small spaces between the teeth, but ironically, this was no better at cleaning in between the larger spaces, I found it a little difficult to control when used in the large spaces.
The floss is covered with a coat of wax - I wouldn't say it was a 'light' coat of wax, as I felt I ended up with a lot of 'bits' in between my teeth and a few waxy fingers. However, with the wax available I did find using the floss seemingly more gentle on the gums and definitely a little easier to slide over the teeth - although, this was a little too much at times hence the occasional feeling of losing control.
Another good thing about this floss is that it is pretty strong stuff, quite sturdy in that it doesn't shred, but can be quite on the gums if you're a little on the heavy-handed side when it comes to flossing.
The floss costs around £2.49 for a reel of 50 metres. Quite a reasonable price, especially for such a well-known decent brand, although, I am definitely not keen on this floss, although, it's either this or no flossing at all when the other stuff runs out...
Thanks for reading. xx
Oral -B Essential Floss - Waxed dental floss
**WHAT IT DOES**
It flosses your teeth removing plaque and food debris. It cleans in-between teeth and those hard to reach areas, which your toothbrush can't get to. It helps to stop tooth decay and promotes good dental hygiene.
It comes in a round container which has a flat bottom so it can stand up. It is sturdy, durable and waterproof. The front and back of the container is flat. On the front there is a label briefly describing what the product is in white writing. The word 'essential' is highlighted in yellow. The Oral B logo is on the front. The background is blue and the corner is green to highlight the word 'mint'. The lid is at the top and you click it open, it will not come completely off as it is still attached to the container. To close you click the lid back down to securely close it. Once opened you can see the dental floss and it is coming out of the container and sits in a metal bit, which also cuts the floss when needed.
The dental floss itself is waxed and looked like squashed plastic to me. In this container there is 50 metres of the dental floss inside. Once the lid is opened you can smell the mint smell instantly. The floss is covered in a waxy substance, which you can taste once it is in your mouth. The mint smell is refreshing.
Directions: Wash your hands thoroughly. Break off a good-sized amount of the dental floss, which will fit in-between, your teeth. Take an end with each hand and put it in-between your teeth. Gently move the floss up and down between your teeth making sure to not damage your gums. Floss each tooth individually making sure to remove all debris, which could cause tooth decay. I always once I have flossed then clean my teeth and rinse my mouth.
I have found that this dental floss is great and I feel that my teeth are properly clean after using it and my teeth feel fresh. It has helped stop me from further tooth decay and further fillings. It also removes some bacteria or germs, which may be lurking around in my mouth. The only problem I find with this floss is that you will have to use a few different pieces when flossing your teeth in one go as it does fray after using it a few times. It is however one of the best flosses that I have used as it wouldn't break as easily as other brands. You will need to have patience to clean each tooth individually but it is worth it as it promotes good dental hygiene. You will need to be careful not to rub the floss through your teeth too hard as it could damage your gums and make them bleed. The waxy substance isn't too much on this floss and it helps you fit the floss in-between your teeth easier leaving the whole process less of a hassle. There is just the right amount and it doesn't annoy you, as some flosses can have too much wax and it then is over your teeth. The floss also doesn't get stuck in-between your teeth. I like the way the floss has a mint smell as it is refreshing. I feel that this floss is worth every penny as it does the job effectively and keeps my teeth in good condition.
I only just recently started flossing, it is highly recommended that you do because your toothbrush doesnt get in between teeth and you would be really suprised as to what you find lurking between your teeth.
This Oral b dental floss is really good, it is lightly waxed so it slips between your teeth easily and glides through nicely without any mishaps.
I have used some flosses which have too much wax on then - and some which have too less - this one seems to be just right. the floss is a nice size too, its not like your trying to jam a string between your teeth either.
this floss is just right, it is highly recommended for anyone who flosses to give it a go, and if you dont floss then you should! give it a go its really highly addictive :-) and your really doing good to yourself.
I dont know about you lot but going to the dentist is not top of my Favourite Things To Do list so I generally do what I can to avoid turning into a toothless wonder before Im 30. To me this used to just mean religiously brushing my teeth daily for 2-3 minutes morning and night. Every now and then my boyfriend and I would buy some floss and use it once in a blue moon saying eww gross at whatever smelly little gems wed extracted from the spaces between our teeth but it didnt immediately become a daily habit.
(,) The Benefits of Flossing (,)
The purpose of both brushing and flossing is to reduce the number of bacteria living in your mouth. Millions of microscopic monsters live in your mouth feeding on food particles left on your teeth. These bacteria produce acid which eats into tooth enamel creating cavities and the bacteria can also be a cause of bad breath. If you do not floss and allow plaque to remain in between teeth it eventually hardens into tartar. Plaque can be easily removed by brushing whereas tartar can only be removed by your dentist. A decent toothbrush should be doing the job on the insides, outsides and biting surfaces of your teeth but none can reach in between teeth like floss can (apart from a specially designed electric interdental brush). Brushing combined with flossing can also prevent such oral problems as gingivitis and periodonal disease.
So, if that wasnt enough to convince you I dont know what will! I cant remember exactly when or why my boyfriend and I started flossing daily, but what I do know is that when we did, within a couple of weeks it was a habit (obsession?!) I cant stand flosses that shred or tear after using them on a couple of teeth so I generally go for well known brands because I trust theyll be good. So far I have been unimpressed with anything unwaxed, anything which is not floss but tape (it glides in and out easily but has no friction to pull gunk out!) and Wisdoms floss which was so incredibly bad it was like attempting to floss with cotton (Im not a wasteful person but I threw it away it was that infuriating).
(,) Oral B Essential Floss (,)
Last week marked my fourth repeat purchase of this floss so I feel its my duty to share this one with you as it seems a good floss is surprisingly hard to come by. This product is sold in the dental section of most large supermarkets so shouldnt be difficult to find, alternatively a chemist like Boots or Superdrug will stock it. There isnt always both options but this floss is sold either unscented or Mint, I always choose Mint but I dont suppose it matters as you will probably have just cleaned your teeth with mint toothpaste when you floss.
The container isnt particularly snazzy or interesting but it does its job. Its a small round plastic container with a flip top lid. Once the lids flipped up you pull out your length of floss and break it off with the metal cutter, which never fails to work. Obviously it takes a few uses until you know the amount of floss you need to use each time but this one doesnt require too much as I find it easy to hold between my fingers and there is no need for lots of excess to be wound around your fingers to lever the flippin thing out when it gets stuck between your teeth (as Ive had with other brands!)
I find that the floss glides in and out with ease but unlike a tape which glides in and out easily but removes nothing, it comes out with beautiful brown pieces of whatever youve eaten that day. So gross, yet so satisfying (and I cant be the only person to sniff it? haha). It is very rare that I find myself slicing my gums when I floss with this because due to it being waxed there is no tricky sawing action to get it in so there is less risk of it happening. My boyfriends teeth are closer together than mine so often he has trouble slicing his gums when flossing but he rarely complains of this when using this floss. I have never found shredding or tearing to be a problem when using this floss. Of course when youve finished all your teeth it looks slightly more worn than when you started but Ive never had any fibres get stuck in between my teeth or had to use another piece because the existing one was no longer usable.
The only possible complaint I can make about this floss is that due to the opaque white plastic box you cant see when its running out like you could if the box were see through like some other brands. This has taught me to have one space in the cupboard for when the current one runs out becaue as I mentioned before, its become something of an obsession and if I have to go to bed without flossing now I feel like a reet grubby girl.
It is sold in a 50m box which, if you use it like we do, will last just over 3 months. At £1.89 (around 32p per person per month) I think its a more than decent price for the peace of mind that you're doing your best to keep your teeth looking and feeling good.
Waxed, so it easily slides between your teeth / Oral-B EssentialFloss cleans where your brush can't reach / It combines specially designed filament with a polymer coating that makes plaque removal effortless / It's easy to insert, and won't fray or shred as it slides between your teeth / Brushing alone can't get to all the hard-to-reach places where plaque builds up / But Oral-B EssentialFloss can / With its light wax coating and its shred-resistant texture, it slides easily between your teeth and below the gumline / It helps clean the tough-to-get plaque away /