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I started using this floss after it was recommended to me by my dentist, and it has really improved my oral health. Previously I had struggled with flossing, but using the Oral B Satin floss has made flossing easier and more effective.
The product is a narrow tape, rather than a string floss. This gives it a larger contact area with the teeth, meaning that you get a more thorough clean. The wax coating allows the floss to slide easily between the teeth even if - like me - you have crowded teeth. Occasionally, if there is a really tight squeeze between the teeth, the tape may pull apart slightly into separate strands.
The satin floss has a mild minty flavour which is pleasant without being overpowering. It leaves you with a clean, fresh feeling after use. I am now thoroughly converted to flossing, and I don't feel as though my teeth are really clean unless I have used the satin floss.
I have bought Oral B satin floss direct from my dentist, and also from Boots the Chemist. It is very reasonably priced, when you consider that one pack lasts for a couple of months.
I would recommend getting advice from a dentist or oral hygienist to make sure that you are flossing effectively and get tips to improve your technique. The packaging of the Oral B satin floss is small, so there is a lack of detail in the instructions for use. On the plus side, its small size means it is easy to carry this product with you in case you get something caught in your teeth during the day.
I've been flossing my teeth since I was a teenager after learning about the importance of good dental health. I bought this Oral-B Satin Floss because it was on offer for only one pound (usually double this amount) and it seemed like a good deal. It's actually called a 'floss' but I should point out that it's really a tape. The difference is that floss tends to be soft and cord-like with a rounded shape whilst tape is generally more plastic-like in texture and is flat like cellotape. I was actually a bit annoyed to discover this is a tape and not a floss as I find tape quite uncomfortable to use. However, I've had to use it up since buying it so here is my review.
This Oral B Satin Floss comes in a packet with a cardboard back and a sealed plastic front which must be removed. The floss is then contained inside a small blue plastic case. There is a flip top lid which is easy to open and to click shut. You pull out the floss from the internal wheel of floss and then cut the required length off by pulling it around the edge of a raised metal peak. I tend to pull out my arm and stretch a length of floss that is adequate for me. The length you will require really will be based on the size of your teeth and how you use the floss. I personally don't need more than 17 inches of floss.
This pack contains 25 metres or 27 yards of tape which I think is a reasonable amount and which will last me a few months. You can actually see the tape through the semi-transparent case so you will never have a moment where you pull out the tape as you are about to brush your teeth and the last inch pops out! I find this very helpful.
The tape is about one and a half millimetres in width and is flat and shiny. The texture is slightly waxy and the tape looks like it has been polished or buffed. The tape is coated with a mint flavoured substance which I can feel on my tongue as I'm using the tape and taste in the mouth after using the tape. It's a refreshing, clean minty freshness that makes using the tape more enjoyable and which helps freshen breath.
As I mentioned, I usually don't buy this kind of flat tape to floss with. There are a few reasons why this is and I have experienced all of these negatives whilst using this Oral B Satin Floss. One issue is that you have to keep the tape flat as it works to and fro between your teeth and I find this quite difficult to achieve. You have to twist the tape around your index fingers and it naturally twists. The twisted tape then feels knotted and thick and tends to stick between smaller gaps between teeth. It also can't hit the side of the tooth wherever it has twisted. Another downside is that with tape you have to actively pull the flat side of the tape against the side of a tooth but with soft cord it feels like it expands more and cleans teeth on both sides of a gap! A third negative point is that I don't feel like this tape is as adequate at picking up nasty bits of tartar etc than cord floss is. This Oral B tape doesn't absorb anything and I feel that I have to work harder in order to achieve the taste and feeling of a fresh mouth.
I personally would not buy this again as I just don't like tape. This is a Proctor and Gamble product but it's no better tape than any store brand I've used in the past. I would not recommend this to anyone unless they prefer using dental tapes. To anyone who is thinking of buying this as they think it might be a soft ropey floss as I did then I would warn them that it's actually a dental tape!
You can buy this in supermarkets and chemist chains in the UK.
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I like to look after my teeth and I think that flossing is an important part of this. I have been doing this now for as long as I can remember and it is now part of my daily dental hygiene routine. I have tried quite a few different ones but find that I like this one as it is more like a tape rather than a floss but not as wide as a floss and I find easy to manoeuvre between my teeth. I bought this from Waitrose for £2 for 25m which is a bit cheaper than other stores and would say that it usually lasts me around three months so this is great value.
This satin floss comes in a small blue plastic box that has a flip top lid and you pull the floss out and pull it down onto a small blade which cuts it to your required length. I usually use about ten inches at a time which I find is sufficient to wrap around my index fingers and use to get in between my teeth. This also gives me enough to change the area which I am using which I feel is more hygienic. It is white in colour and has a satin look and smooth feel to it
I find that this floss gets in between all my teeth but some more easily than others. My back teeth are all very close together so I find I have to use a sort of a sawing action to get it down to the bottom. At first I found it a bit tricky to use it on my back teeth as I wasn't sure exactly where to put my hands but think that I am just used to it now as I don't have a problem. When I used to use ordinary floss instead of this satin one I would find that I was getting blood on the floss due to it being a thinner cord and which obviously rubbed against my gums. However since changing to this one I find that this rarely happens.
It has a mild minty taste which is pleasant and the taste stays in your mouth for a while after using. I always use it after brushing and although I have brushed thoroughly I often get bits of food appearing on the tape which would have stayed there if I didn't floss.
The box is small enough to pop in my handbag which I sometimes do if I am going out, after all there is nothing worse than a piece of spinach between your teeth which you can't remove!
I will continue to buy this satin floss as I find it far softer on my gums than ordinary floss and I feel that I am giving my teeth the best possible care by using it.
I like to look after my teeth - after all the trips back and forth to the dentist as a youngster and wearing braces, I feel that I should make sure I take good care of them. I've heard countless times before that we all only have one proper set of teeth and I want to make sure I make the best of them! I've used the Oral B satin floss for a few years now. The dentist always tells me how important it is to clean my teeth properly and spend time on them - this stuff makes sure I can get to those nooks and crannies.
The stain floss comes in a small green plastic box that has a flip top lid. Underneath the lid is where the floss dispenses from, it pulls from the box where it is held around a reel. It has a small rounded blade that cuts the tape whenever the desired amount has been pulled through. There's a good amount of floss in the box - 25 metres in total - so I find a box lasts me a good while! I admit to only flossing once per day before bed and a box lasts me at least 3 months. I usually pick mine up in Tesco where it costs around £2 per pack which I think is very reasonable considering it lasts me 3 months - that's only £8 per year!
The tape itself is an off white colour and feels quite smooth to the touch, living up to it's satin name. It also comes with a subtle minty scent - useful to help freshen breath after eating onions! I find that although the minty taste comes through and helps to freshen breath, it's not overpowering at all. I wouldn't expect this to eliminate garlic or onions completely but it does a good enough job.
The tape measures at most 2mm in width. Having had a brace when I was a youngster, the gaps inbetween my teeth are all small but I've no problems using this stuff. It's easy to use - all you do once the piece has been cut from the dispenser is place it inbetween the teeth at each point, making sure that a piece of the tape is at either side. Then, the piece is moved back and forth between the teeth for a few seconds, at the top and working down to the gumline. This removes the food debris between the teeth and cleans the gaps.
I have found this tape to be extremely effective. Having used other floss brands before, this is my favourite. I find it cleans effectively and makes my mouth feel very clean and fresh. It also removes the food debris well too.
The only downside, although this is something I find with all floss, is that it's hard to reach the back teeth with it - I have to make sure that my mouth is opened extremely wide to get to them and my jaw aches! For the back teeth I have always preferred to use interdental brushes if I'm at home. However this floss is great for use quickly and to do all the other teeth so it is this that I use most often. The small box means it fits perfectly in my bag to take out with me. Sometimes we'll go out for a meal and then drinks afterwards and after the meal it's a great help to make my mouth feel fresh again for the rest of the night. It's also great at work for use after lunch.
I would recommend this floss - it's definitely the best floss I've used although floss in general is difficult to manoeuvre sometimes with the back teeth gaps. I rate it 4 stars, with one taken off for it being a bit fiddly with those.
According to figures from the latest Adult Dental Health Survey - a report commissioned by the NHS Information Centre revealed that only 22 percent of people use floss as part of their daily dental health routine. It also found less than half of all adults in the UK have an acceptable oral hygiene routine.
I have to confess I was one of the 78% percent until a visit to the dentist a couple of years ago. He advised me I needed to floss more often, but in truth I never really flossed at all. I had tried once many years ago. I protested to the dentist that my teeth were far to close together, and in the past when I tried my mouth ended up a blood mess with cut gums. He told part of the problem of the bleeding gums was through not flossing regularly and he recommended I tried using Oral B satin floss, he said this particular floss would glide throught the gaps in my teeth no problem.
There and then I bought some from the counter at the reception with the dentists lecture fresh in my head. The floss comes in a small green plastic container, much like the other flosses you see on the shelves. When you pop the lid open you can pull out the required length of floss and cut it with a small metal cutter inside on top. The noticeable difference with this floss and other brands I had previously tried is that instead of been string like, it is more of a tape around 3mm wide but ultra thin. It is priced at £2.10 currently at Boots and Amazon for 25 meters.
Now at this point I still wasn't completely convinced that this was going to work, the width made me panic that it may be more difficult to use but it wasn't at all. The floss amazing glided between my teeth, removing some of the most digusting crap I had ever seen. I was horrified at the rubbish that was stuck between my teeth. It was totally gross. There and then I converted to flossing daily. The tape has a pleasent minty taste and my mouth always feels so much fresher after flossing. Regularly flossing means I don't get too big a build up rubbish between my teeth. Occassionly I'll come across a bit of blood when flossing with oral B satin tape but nothing major. I once ended up foolishly thinking I'd save a few pennies and buy the supermarket own brand floss. Biggest mistake ever, I struggled to get the string between ever single gap in my teeth, there was pain and much bleeding so I quickly learnt my lesson and binned the stuff and returned to the oral B satin tape.
I can honestly say my mouth always feel clean and fresh after using Oral B Satin tape and it worth that little bit of extra time taken to do it.
No excuse for not flossing.
I bought this tape after a family member was recommended it by our dentist over standard string floss. He said that the bigger surface area would clean her teeth better and he also recommended it over the string for the majority of other people's teeth too.
I have both Oral-B String and tape floss so can make a easy comparison between the two most popular flossing products. The tape appears to be far easier to use than the string as, like I said before, it has a wider surface area which can clean more of each tooth at once. I have found that I can complete my clean a minute or two faster by using the tape over my usual string floss.
The tape itself leaves my mouth feeling nice and clean due to the strong minty taste and smell it leaves behind. When combined with both toothpaste and mouthwash in my bi-daily routine, there is so much mint in my mouth!
The tape is very strong and has never broken in my hands or teeth. However it still breaks off from the rest of the reel using the cutter very easily - which is very good.
The box is very similar to many other boxes with the main feature being its compactness which makes it perfect to put in a bathroom draw or in your bag.
I must have tried every dental floss out there to try and find one that suited me. My teeth are very tightly packed together and my gums sensitive, so most flosses just hurt and are too thick so I end up getting horrid tooth pain for days.
I finally found I like Oral B satin tape, it was easy to use, it glided through the teeth and it was thin enough not to cause too much pain and it didn't cause any cuts in my gums. But one time I accidentally picked this one up instead of the tape and I wasn't pleased.
Although it is better than some flosses, it still hurts sometimes to use it, and it doesn't glide nearly as well as the tape. I recently used a cheap generic floss and that hurt a lot and when a few weeks later I changed back to Oral B I was flossing gunk out of my teeth for ages and ages. So, I wasn't happy and I don't have that sort of problem with this floss. Just that it isn't as comfortable for me as the Satin Tape. And because it is more expensive at £2.14 rather than £1.50 for the tape, I'm definitely sticking to the tape if I can. It really gets between the teeth without causing pain and right down into the gums without causing bleeding. Plus it has a nice minty flavour.
We all know that to keep your teeth and gums healthy it is necessary to not only brush the teeth but also to floss after brushing. Put into practise this is more difficult, as given that I generally take a couple of minutes to clean my teeth, flossing them is another regime which quite honestly I could do without. However, spurred on by a recent trip to the dentist, I endeavoured to make sure that I flossed my teeth every couple of days this year and so went looking for a good dental floss.
The Oral B Satin Floss looks in shape and appearance not dissimilar to any other branded dental floss. The floss is packaged in a small blue tub which has a snap back lid and is illustrated with the Oral B Satin logo and a small mint leaf to demonstrate the flavour of the floss inside. Upon clicking open the lid you are met with a visible strip of floss with the rest of the 25m tied up in a neat little roll underneath. This box also has a small cutter to enable the user to pull and cut the desired amount of floss. Being mint flavoured the floss does have a subtle mint fragrance which you can noticeably taste when using in your mouth.
To use, I normally find that it is best to cut off a strip of about a few inches long. This will then enable you to wind each end of the floss to both index fingers to enable a firm grip when cleaning around your teeth. Once firmly secure simply work the floss between the teeth working from the bottom upwards to ensure that the plaque and other particles are worked up and away from the tooth. Then I prefer to finish off the process by having a good gargle of mouthwash to completely rinse all the nasty stuff out of my mouth leaving it feeling fresh and clean. It is advised that you use a clean strip of floss for each tooth, and the effort can be quite disgusting as you realise what lives between your teeth; all the more reason to floss regularly.
The results speak for themselves as not only have I found that I have squeaky clean teeth but also my teeth feel cleaner for longer during the day. The minty fragrance only adds to the nice taste in your mouth whilst the floss works away all the bacteria leaving my breath fresher for longer. I have found that the satin finish to the floss means that it does glide quite easily through the teeth and therefore does not need much pulling. This material is durable enough to survive a few pulls before it starts to fray at the edges.
The small box that this floss is packaged in means that it can easily be popped in to your travel bag whilst on the go, therefore you will not have any excuses for bad dental hygiene on holiday. However, my only criticism of this product is the method of application as whilst it is easy to floss between your front teeth it is made more difficult to reach the back teeth where a lot of the problems start, and this is where the 'D' shaped flossing sticks excel more.
This dental floss can be bought from a large number of chemists and supermarkets for around the £1 - £2 mark. I bought mine in Wilkinsons for around £1.50 however it can also be bought online from Amazon for £1.19.
Overall I would recommend this dental floss as a cheap easy way to clean and freshen the teeth and gums and the 25m of floss means that this product will last a good couple of months before it needs replacing. If it saves you a trip to the dentist then it is far and away a good activity to build into your daily routine and that is why I keep using mine.
This product scores four stars out of five from me!
Thanks for reading! x
The first thing I notice about someone is their teeth! Therefore it is really important that mine are always sparkly clean. Flossing is part of my dental hygiene routine. 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 as I have a fear of dentists, I do everything in my power to prevent those trips!
*Price and availability*
I paid £2.20 for the oral B Satin floss from Boots. It is available in most supermarkets and pharmacies.
The satin floss comes in a little plastic box with a clickable lid. The lid has a little cutter on the edge. To cut a length of floss, you need to pull it out until you have as much as you need and gently pull it against the cutter to trim it off.
The box has the Oral B logo on the front. The floss itself is 25m in length, although I have never unravelled a whole roll to measure it; I'm just going on the box description. The floss is made from waxed nylon. On the whole the floss is quite strong and doesn't snap as easily as other floss.
The floss smells minty and tastes of cool mint so you get a deliciously fresh feeling in your mouth after use.
*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 is good quality and does not snap as easily as other brands. However, as this type of floss is composed of many strands of nylon, it may sometimes tear or shred, especially between teeth with tight contact points. Nevertheless, it is good floss and I like the after feeling of cleanliness it gives my teeth.
I do find the roll quite expensive for what it is. You need a good hand full of floss to give them a good seeing to so you do tend to get through it fairly quickly.
Although fairy content with this product, there are other flosses that I prefer. I'm not a big fan of waxed floss as it seems to squeak on my teeth and makes me cringe a little bit. It also slips around when wet so it can take longer to position in the mouth.
Overall, it is a good product, but I probably won't buy it again.
If you want to keep your teeth, bottom line is you have to look after them. If you don't look after your teeth then you can leave your mouth open to an infestation of acid producing bacteria which feed off of the food particles left in our mouths, which can lead to cavities and of course, what I'm sure everyone dreads - bad breath.
I'm pretty sure everyone remembers to brush their teeth at least twice a day, but how many people actually take the time to use dental floss to get into those hard to reach places in between your teeth that your toothbrush simply cannot reach regardless of how often you brush them.
Good oral hygeine begins with brushing and next to brushing is flossing. Regular flossing gets rid of the plaque that hides in the tiny spaces in between your teeth. If you don't floss, then the plaque in between your teeth eventually hardens and turns into tartar which can only be removed by your dentist. If you don't floss regularly then you can develop diseases of the mouth such as gingevitis which causes the gums to become irritated and inflamed and can even lead to bleeding after brushing.
Why am I telling you all of this I hear you ask. Well as much as I like to think I have nice teeth, I actually got into trouble during a recent visit to the dentist for not flossing regularly enough, and allowing plaque to build up, so... well and truly scolded I promptly made my way to my local Tesco to check out the various flossing options available to me, and it was here that I purchased Oral B Satin Floss.
What to look for in a Dental Floss
When looking for dental floss I wanted to get something that wasn't going to be too coarse. I wanted something soft and comfortable, but also something strong enough to get rid of the nasties in between my teeth without the floss shredding or breaking. Luckily for me Oral B Satin floss offers just that.
***About Oral B Satin Floss***
According to the Oral B Professionals, satin floss is
"made of silky ribbon-like floss that wraps comfortably around fingers and slides smoothly between teeth and below the gum line for a more elegant experience. Oral B satin floss's two layered design effectively removes plaque and food particles to help prevent cavities and gingivitis, offering a simple and easy way to greatly improve the health of your teeth and gums"
The satin floss is contained within a little plastic box with the Oral B logo on the front, and it tells me that the floss itself is 25m in length which doesn't last as long as you might think. I find that I have to buy a new floss at least once a month when I'm using it twice daily. The lid is an easy flip top lid which exposes the floss and the cutter for easy cutting and use. To cut a length of floss, simply pull it out until it has reached your desired length and gently tug it around the cutter and it snaps off easily, and you're ready to begin flossing.
The first thing I noticed about this floss is the minty scent it has, which I have to say makes it a bit more pleasant to use than just regular floss, as it leaves behind a minty freshness, which you can feel working in between your teeth. The next thing I noticed was the slightly waxy texture of the floss, which I found a little unusual but not off putting.
***Using the satin floss***
When I'm flossing I make sure I have a good length of floss from the box, as I'm doing all of my teeth I want to make sure I have enough to go round. The floss snaps nicely between my teeth without there being too much resistance, and feels smooth and comfortable just like it's supposed to. Once the floss is in between my teeth I work away at the sides of each individual tooth trying to scrub as much of the surface as possible, remembering to get the floss down to the tooths surface below the gumline, to eradicate troublesome plaque. I did notice when I flossed the first few times that I had a little bleeding, but this is just because I hadn't been cleaning my cleeth thoroughly enough before and my gums were a little irritated, but it wasn't painful. The floss was very easy to use didn't fray at all and I immediately felt a difference after using it. I do find it difficult to get into the back of my mouth to get my molars etc done but with a little patience and perseverence it can be done.
***Improvement on teeth condition***
To be honest, I can't sit here and say that my teeth look any better than they did before, but it's not always about how they look, it's about how they feel and they do feel cleaner, and I'm confident that regular flossing will help me keep my teeth a lot longer than I would have had I not taken that scolding from the dentist and started flossing.
***Cost and availability***
In Tesco I paid £2.10 for the oral B Satin floss, and it seems to be widely available in all pharmacy's and supermarkets so I'm sure shopping around might offer up a slighly cheaper price, but for the health of my teeth I really don't mind paying a couple of pounds a month.
***Do I recommend it***
If you are new to flossing or you haven't flossed in a while then I definately would recommend the oral B satin floss, as it is soft and comfortable to use, and has that lovely burst of minty freshness which makes it feel like it's working.
I tried several different types of floss before I found Oral B Satin, but hated them all. They were all of the too-thick drawstring variety, and as I have almost non-existent gaps between my teeth, flossing was virtually impossible and resulted in the unnerving sensation that I'd permanently loosened a load of teeth. I knew I needed something super sleek, and that's when I realised about dental 'tape' as opposed to conventional floss. This Oral B specimen seems to be one of the very few tape varieties on offer. I was relieved to find something that could finally fit between my teeth and get them properly clean, so have been using this brand now for years.
It has a light, inoffensive minty taste, and doesn't leave any sticky residue on your fingers.
Although the smoothness is generally the tape's best quality, it does have the downside of being a little slippery to grip and I have to wind each end around my fingers several times.
At prices varying between £2-£3 for a 25 meter container, it is a bit more expensive compared to other brands, some of which provide 50m for the same price. However, if you have gapless teeth like me I think the tape is the only way to go, especially as it is also slightly gentler on the gums than normal floss.
The packaging is an attractive semi-transparent blue. You can see roughly how much tape is left, although it can be difficult to see where the tape ends and the white roll begins.
I am an avid dental hygeine freak and having tried nearly all dental products on the market including nearly all floss this is most definately my favourite one by far.
So many makes of floss are thin, hard cotton type material that are harsh to slide in between each tooth and then grate on the gumline rather than gliding next to it and reaching furthur into each crevice with ease and without pain. The satin floss by oral b however does this with ease. The floss is not like a thin cotton but a tape and it is far more flexible and softer and literally glides in between each tooth and is soft enough to rub below the gumline and into awkward places for a full removal of plaque and food debris.
I will now not purchase any other floss except this brand as I find little point when this one works so well and increases dental health without tearing your gums apart with such harsh action with many floss that acts as a cheese cutter in your mouth. The cost however is slightly higher than average floss at above £2 but there simply isnt a better one on the market at all.
If you are newish to flossing then this is great to ease you in and teach more so as the softer gliding action is more gentle against the gum and hence wont put you off straight away. So many are put off by flossing initially because the floss is so hard and cuts the gum but this wont when used properly.
The taste is of mint and is very subtle so is not a problem, and I prefer for there to be a minty freshness upon floss as then you can be sure of that freshness entering each crevice of the mouth where the toothbrush cannot get to.
it doesnt cut the skin on your fingers as you wrap it around also for ultimate action, whereas many are cutting into your fingers which makes it incredibly difficult to conectrate purely on the mouth and cater for the gums sufficiently.
The pack contains over 25 meters of floss and therefore a little more costly than others on the market you get your full moneys worth and wont be throwing in the bin after one use because its to painful.
An essential buy in my books and the softest for your gums.
This is one of the products I review for Dooyoo which I feel very strong about.
Normally I am very conscious when it comes to price and I tend to buy cheap solutions and products, but in this case I am recommending a relatively expensive product and the reason why I do it is because I think the extra cost is fully justified by the results.
Dental floss is meant to be used to clean the small parts of food which remain stuck in between teeth. There are people like me who have weak gums and need to floss very regularly. The problem is that if you floss a lot you end up damaging your gums anyway. For too long I was stupid enough to use cheap flosses and some of them caused more trouble than benefit. Some shred in between my teeth, and also most of them caused me light bleeding.
Desperate to try a better product, I came to the conclusion that I would try the Oral b satin type, which was the most expensive of the lot at Boots at 2.29 for 25meteres of floss.
When I opened I was shocked. The floss resembles paper, I was afraid it would break in my teeth, and also it is not very greasy. I thought I had lost my money, but I took out a stroing of it and by doing this, I realized the floss is actually quite flexible and strong at the same time and also very robust. I started flossing and I was really amazed that it cleaned in between my teeth, withouth causing the minimal bleeding.
One floss lasts me at least a couple of weeks. I normally take one string which is 25 centimetres long and floss 4/5 times per day. This allows me to do around 100 flossing. At this point, I figure out that I spend around 15 pennies per day to properly floss my teeth, and this is surely good value for money!
Having used another brand of floss and been more than happy with it, it may seem surprising that I decided to give this one a go instead. In fact, I wish I hadn't bothered!
My teeth are very close together, so this floss should be ideal for sliding between them without breaking, and in this at least, it is pretty effective.
The price is also fairly reasonable- I bought mine for £1.76 in Boots, and there was a 3 for 2 offer on at the time, as there often is on many of the products. However, this was for 25m instead of the standard 50m of other brands, so this made it somewhat less good value.
The real problem I have with this stuff is the texture and taste of it. It is a thick piece of tape, and not very flexible at all. I find that it slips off my fingers when I try to clean between my teeth, and that I can't get a good enough grip to actually remove any plaque, which kind of defeats the purpose of buying the stuff! It also leaves an aftertaste of dental, rubber gloves, rather than the mint it purports to be flavoured with, and as you can imagine, this is nowhere near as pleasant.
So overall, if you want a good dental floss, I'm afraid you'll have to look elsewhere.
I don't often award products only one star. This is partly because I think most products have some sort of redeeming feature, and partly because it just makes me feel mean! However Oral B Satin Tape is definitely an exception, as there's no way I could give it more than one star!
The new Oral B Satin Tape is packaged in a light blue, semi transparent container like the one pictured above, however I have a slightly older version which is packaged in the same shape, but is an opaque white colour instead. I'm glad that they have changed the packaging as not being able to see how much floss is left is one of the many annoying things about my floss.
The container carries 25 metres of floss, which makes it not very good value in comparison to supermarket own brands such as Tesco's, which cost less but contain 50 metres.
When you pull the floss out of the container it does look like tape rather than string, unlike some other flosses, as it has flat sides. It has a strong minty smell, which translates to a slight and not unpleasant minty taste in the mouth.
However the floss does not work for me at all. It slides easily in and out between teeth and doesn't shred or split, but it also doesn't achieve anything. No matter how much I move it around, it doesn't remove debris. I can spend ages with this floss, and then still spend ten seconds with another brand of floss afterwards and remove loads of things that this floss has missed. I think maybe it is because it is so slippery or 'satin' like, that it just doesn't have any grip on food particles.
Oral B Satin Tape Dental Floss costs £1.68 from Sainsbury's or can be bought at most other supermarkets or pharmacies, but I would advise you to save your money and buy a different brand.
Satin-like finish is gentle on gums and fingers for your comfort / Oral-B Satinfloss provides advanced flossing action for a fresh, clean feeling in your mouth / Its advanced, two-layered design provides superior strength, easy handling and comfort / A burst of mint freshness is released on contact that lets you know it is working /