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I have to admit I'm not a flossing fan! My dentist is always telling me off for not flossing but I always think it hurts and doesn't do a good enough job, plus it's often expensive.
That was until I discovered this floss, well actually my dentist recommended I use it as he says it's the best floss on the market, I have to say I think I agree with him!
This floss is expensive at around £2.50 from most boots stores or supermarkets, but I would say it's worth it.
The floss comes in a little white box which is very discreet, it's white with blue patches which indicate the length of floss to use. I just pull the floss to a length I think is long enough as the blue marks seem very far apart and I personally don't think you need that much! I use the floss as every other floss, working through the gaps in my teeth and right up to the gum.
The floss itself is much thicker than other floss I've tried, I think this is because it's made from 'stretchy nylon', as described by Oral B, and almost feels soft unlike other floss which feels harsh and is often painful to use. This floss is supposed to expand and fit into all the gaps between teeth to remove all the stubborn plaque and food (lovely!!) I really believe it does this very well as I cannot see any horrible bits left in my teeth as I could previously.
The floss also has a really nice minty smell and taste which leaves a lovely taste and fresh smelling breath after using it. I can really feel my gums tingling after I have used this floss and I've been using it for a few weeks now and can really feel a difference in my gums.
Even though it is slightly pricey I would definitely recommend this floss, it really gets into those hard to reach places and removes stubborn plaque with much less pain (and bleeding) than other dental floss I've used! I will definitely floss more often now and this will be a regular in my house!
I don't floss half as much as I should, which I know is naughty. But then, after you have brushed your teeth, do you always remember to floss? Especially if the floss is hidden away in the back of the bathroom cupboard. Dentists recommend daily flossing, as this rids the teeth of bits of food which get stuck inbetween and also helps to promote healthier gums.
With a wide range of flosses and tapes on the market, it can be difficult knowing what to plump for. They all do a similar job, but this is one of the flosses that I have had pleasing success with. Oral B also make toothbrushes, so you're in good hands.
The floss is like a bit of cotton or nylon, all wraped up very neatly inside this little white box. To get it out, you simply tear off a strip from the top and close the lid when you're finished. A length about ten inches should be more than sufficiient to tackle the front teeth.
Using it on the teeth, it is relatively gentle and slides into the gaps with ease, meaning there is not much pulling and tugging required. The fibres do attract dirt and the smoothness of the fibre means you can slide down the gumline and gently tease the floss back and forth until you feel done. It is also easy enough to remove from the teeth and you should discard after one use.
The discreet packaging means it can be kept in handbags, office desks and pockets without looking too obvious. One could probably mistake it for a packet of mints! I find that a pack will last for a good month or two, if used every day or so. Your teeth might feel odd the first time you use it, but continued use will show improvement around the gums. I noticed less of those yellowy patches (tartar I believe) so it does work.
Expect to pay around the two pound mark in supermarkets. Worth getting as part of a good dental regime.
Well- My Ultrafloss looks nothing like the picture- in fact it looks more like the picture of Superfloss but hey, I will review it here and if it's in the wrong place please move (to Dooyoo team).
OK, this is essentially a dental floss. But with a difference! It's roughly £2.50 or slightly less from a variety of places, but is still quite new and unique so only some larger Boots Sainsburys and Waitrose seem to have it in. There was a predecessor which existed in a box format and was £3.99 a pack. This has been discontinued and this more affordable variety has taken its place.
I am so glad that Oral-B have decided to bring out this floss- the old type was expensive but really worked. I was willing to shell out £4 a month for it, so when it had been discontinued last year I was truly gutted. Now they have this Ultrafloss as a replacement I feel very relieved!
This is a new format for this floss to us in the UK. It did used to come in a rectangular package which help many strings of the floss which you would take out of the packet in the same way you would with a tissue (and likewise several would come out at the same time). Well- that problem is no more! This new format sees the floss in the same format as all the other floss's on the market: as a ball of floss which you wind off the desired amount to use. No more of the long strips and irritating nature of the packet!
So! How does this floss differ from all the other floss on the market?
It works in a different way from the start: This floss is thicker. But some how not as thick that it gets stuck in your teeth and causes pain. You see this floss has a sort of foamy nature. Oral-B calls it "furry". I cannot see any fur and there are certainly no loose particles ready to shed all over your teeth. But the floss is soft and does not cause bleeding which is what I have found from some of the cheaper varieties.
The floss itself is very similar to the old variety: it has a thin normal thickness every 20 or so centimetres which is about 5 cm long and is coloured blue. Then what appears to be a foam part for the rest of the length. You break off what you need; you may not want to use the normal blue part. When you pull the floss taught, it becomes thin, when you let it go, it expands to become thicker.
It works well with big gaps between teeth and I am assured also works well with braces. I have no braces so cannot comment on that. But fact is it does work with the massive gaps in my teeth which are normally only aided by tweezers and normal floss tripled over (messy and risky). So this Ultrafloss is a lifesaver for my teeth!
There are many ways to use this floss. One way as suggested on the old format, is to pull out enough floss so you have a blue thin part of the strip on one end. (The floss is mainly the foam I was describing). You place the blue part through your teeth and pull in the direction of the foam. As you meet up with the foam part, it expands when you stop pulling, which is great for things which get stuck in your teeth, Its also great for giving a very thorough clean in between normal teeth as no space goes untouched. You simply thread the floss through.
Alternatively you can simply break off what you need, and use as you would with regular floss. It takes a few applications with this method, to get your teeth clean as it would with normal floss, but is slightly less "look at me" attached- good if you're caught out in public or ladies-loos and are wary of the attention using this floss the first way may gather!
I like this floss, I think its well worth the money I paid for it, far more comfortable to use then any other floss I have used, and much better then the previous type which was difficult to use and had no minty taste to it.
The only vague problem I have had with this, is that when sat in my bag, sometimes the stringy part you tug through the metal cutter disappears back into the floss box. But this is easily remedied as you can open the box and fish out the end of the thread very easily so not really an issue. (The fact the box opens also makes it a good item for children to put things in when your done.- (Just don't give them the lid which has the metal cutter on it.))
I will be buying this again and am pleased it's cheaper then the type it's replacing. If you have gaps that normal floss does not clean or find normal floss too painful, that it cuts your gums or gets snagged on your teeth, try this Ultrafloss which is a cut above anything else I have seen on the shelves.
Certain things in my life are demanding certain changes in my daily routines. I have to start taking extra care of my body. So the first change was the diet - lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, no more chocolate snacking at work.
Now cleaning your teeth in the staff toilet does not go down well in my office, but I hate that feeling of having apple skin stuck between my teeth so I thought I would invest in some floss as it could be discretely taken to the toilet to use and easily disposed of. No one need ever know.
My dentist has always been on at me about flossing to 'thoroughly remove food traces and plaque from those places a brush cant reach' but I have never liked the feeling of guiding the floss between my teeth.
Due to a lack of choice in our local Superdrug (they were moving the store around and it was a bit like Piccadilly Circus) it was either Superdrugs own brand or Oral B. At £3.99 it hurt my purse and I was not best pleased at spending close to a fiver on minty string.
The packaging is very simple; it's a plastic tub with a hole for the floss to be pulled through with a cutter on the top for convenience. The cutter isn't sharp but I still wouldn't leave it lying about for small fingers to catch their nails on. You get 25 metres of floss for your pennies. There is a label on the front detailing the product name and Oral B's branding, apart from that there are not other details on the tub. The floss has a mint smell and looks just like white fishing thread.
Having no instructions and being very wary of things in between my teeth I thought I should read up on the Internet how to correctly floss.
So you cut a length of floss and hold it between your thumbs and forefingers. You then guide it gently between your teeth by gently pulling it back and forth. When the floss reaches your gum, curve it around one of the teeth and gently slide it back and forth in the crevice, you should then guide it gently up and down. This should be repeated for each tooth and you should use a different part of the floss for each crevice.
Be careful though - your gums should not bleed when you are flossing, be more careful and if it's not you that is causing it, speak to your dentist.
When using the floss I found that it was very smooth and didn't drag on my teeth when removing any food particles (something that cheaper brands had done when I had used them in the past strengthening my dislike for the process). The floss was very strong and didn't break or tear which made the process a whole lot faster. The mint smell left my mouth feeling refreshed. Overall it wasn't too horrible a feeling and was definitely better than sitting with a bit of apple stuck in my tooth until 5.30pm.
This product is very good but I still grudge paying that price. There has to be flosses that are just as good with a recession friendly price tag.
Dental floss is something that we should all have in our bathrooms or wherever however it is one aspect of our oral hygiene which we always ignore and do not tend to bother with much however flossing realy can help keep oral hygiene at its best. Flossing firstly helps to remove any food which is stuck in between the teeth which can irritate both the teeth and the gums and secondly it helps to remove food and other things in the teeth which can cause decaying and bad breath. Also which I didnt know until I went to the dentist recently it also helps to reduce the chance of having an abses which let me tell you is probably one of the most painful experiences which you will ever have at a dentist. It was for me anyway. You cannot escape the pain which it cause. However if you floss too frequently or go to far up into the tooth then flossing can damage teeth and also damage gums. If after flossing your gums bleed then I would advice you to go straight to your dentist as that shouldnt happen.
Well this floss is firstly reasnobly priced at £3.99 at boots. I am not sure of the price at other shops though as it may change. I think the tub contains 50m of floss which is more or less standard and is peppermint flavoured if I remember correctly. The tub which it comes in is quite small and compact however there are more compact boxes available for floss that this.
I was also suprised as this floss is very strong and doesnt tend to snap or tear which a lot of other flosses do from my experieance.
Overall I would definetely recomend this floss to anyone.
Thank you for reading my review.
Interlocking network of stretchy nylon fibers changes shape to fit your teeth perfectly If you have never flossed before, try Oral-B UltraFloss / It helps you start flossing the right way with pre-measured strands and special fibers that stretch thin to fit between teeth but spring back to clean away plaque /