Item: Superdrug Dental Floss
Size: 10 metres
Bought in Superdrug
So why did I buy this one?
I realised on a weekend away that I had forgotten to take my dental floss away with me, so I popped in to Superdrug and bought this dental floss at their "travel" section, as it was at the front door and saved me searching through the store.
Packaging and design:
This is the travel size version of the Superdrug version of dental floss. It came on a silver and pink card that simply had "Dental Floss" written across it, a barcode and "10 metres" written on the back too. Very basic packaging. The container that the floss comes in is also pink and as it is travel size it is much smaller than the usual dental floss pot. It is 3 x 2.5 x 1cm. Even though the pot is very small the structure of it is very sturdy and has the same features as the regular size pot. It has a lid with a little lip edge that you flip open with your finger. It takes a decent click to open and close it so meets my secure lid test. Once open the floss is already poking out of a small opening and is held just behind a small metal edge that you use to cut the floss lengths. The floss pulls easily out of the opening and the metal edge is sharp and cuts the floss on the first attempt. It's disappointing that the packaging doesn't have more information on how/why to floss your teeth but that info is readily available from the internet (and of course your dentist) so I won't take any points off for that. The floss is a little waxy to the touch and very strong. It is the same width as the regular size pot of floss so that hasn't been reduced due to it being a travel item.
The floss and use:
This floss has no scent, that suits me as I find minty floss to be a bit off putting. I already have minty toothpaste and mouth wash so I don't mind my floss not having a minty taste/scent. The floss has been strong when I use it and hasn't broken or shredded at all. I hate it when that happens as it feels like you are flossing your teeth with wool, yuk! Flossing is carried out to remove any bits of food and drink debris that your tooth brush can't get to, as this debris can cause decay and gum disease. This floss appears to remove just as much debris as all other floss' I have used (dental 'tape' is another thing, and is something I didn't like and may review that another time) but for now this floss works as well as any other floss I have used.
For a travel size product the actual floss is good quality as is the pot it comes in. The packaging is minimal on information but then you prob wouldn't be buying floss unless you knew what it was for so I won't take points off for that. You can get around 50 metres of full size floss for around £1.50 to £2 so for price per metre this is not the most cost effective. However it's another item I have decided to keep for my travels only so saves yet another tiny bit of space when travelling and he lighter you can travel the better these days (especially on the likes of Ryanair haha) No reason to take any stars off and it did the job so 5 stars from me.
I will admit that until recently I had never flossed my teeth! But after 3 years of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery to correct my teeth and aligning of my jaws I thought it was time that I start looking after my teeth properly now that I finally had a smile that I was proud to show off. So I went on the hunt to my local Superdrug store for some dental floss. I was quite surprised at the cost of some of the branded flosses and thought for my first attempt at flossing I would try and own brand product in case I didn't get on with it.
I purchased the Superdrug minty whitening dental floss which cost just £1.49 for 50 meters. I though this seemed like quite good value as 50 meters to use just on my teeth seemed like quite a large amount.
The floss comes in a little plastic pot with a flip top cap, when you flip the cap open you can see the end of the floss which is neatly coiled around a wheel inside the pot. To dispense the floss you simply pull the end and once you have enough pull it along the little metal cutter on the top. As the pot can be closed you can keep in on the side of your bathroom sink or even pop it in your bag to take out with you without it getting damaged.
To use the floss you simply hold each end between your thumb and finger so the floss is quite tough and pull backwards and forward between your teeth after brushing. This allows the floss to work between the teeth to remove any leftover food particles and plaque to prevent build up to keep your gums and teeth healthy.
When I first felt the floss I was surprised at just how thin it was and didn't really expect it to be that strong. But I was very surprised when using the floss at just how strong it was, I have not once had the floss rip whilst using it so have been very impressed.
Overall I was very impressed with the floss all round as not only was it strong it also worked far better than I could have imagined and I was really able to tell the difference. My gums look healthier since I have been using the floss and I do not seem to have to same quick build-up of plaque as I used to have as have not had the usual flossing lecture from the dentist since I began to use this floss. The floss is also mint flavoured and I can taste it slightly after use helping my mouth to feel even cleaner and fresher than from just brushing alone. Personally I have not noticed whether the whitening component of the floss has worked but to me this was just a bonus if it did. I have purchased this floss several times now and have been very happy with it indeed and will certainly continue to use it and recommend anyone to try it.
As part of my new dental regime, to ensure sparkly clean and fresh teeth, I purchased some mint dental floss from Superdrug. This cost me a little under £1 for a 50m length of floss, which was a bit cheaper than the branded options available. The floss cane in a small green plastic pot, rounded at the top. The top of the pot is a flip lid that can be opened to reveal an opening in the pot underneath, through which the end of the floss is pulled. This then stretches along the width of the pot to a metal 'cutter', where a length of floss can be pulled and cut across.
The floss is white in colour and thread like. It is fairly thin and has a feint mint smell to it. It is easy to remove from the pot and to cut the length you require - the cutter is sharp and works very well. The floss also remains in place well in the pot, I don't have the issues that I have experienced with other flosses where the end slides back into the main compartment and needs retrieving. I usually use quite a generous length of floss as it is easier to use that way, but I still find that 50m lasts me quite a decent length of time. It is easy to use and a nice thickness to fit neatly between your teeth. It has a waxy coating too so slides easily over the teeth and not catch or require any tugging.
The floss is not overly flavoured and the mint taste is not particularly strong. I can usually taste this when I first start flossing but not throughout the whole process. It does work well to remove food etc from between your teeth though and my teeth and gums certainly feel cleaner and healthier when using this regularly. This was also confirmed to me by my dentist on a recent check up who said that my gums were indeed in better condition. Therefore, the floss definitely does the job for which I purchased it.
Overall, a good floss that cleans your teeth well. It could be improved by having a slightly stronger minty flavour that lasts in your mouth and leaves your mouth feeling completely fresh. However, it is packaged well and is easy to use and a decent price, so no real complaints!
** Superdrug Dental Floss **
Having had more than a few tellings off by my dentist I started using dental floss. Sure enough I found that the amount of dental work I needed dropped of markedly. I don't recall needing a filling since I started flossing my teeth once or twice a day.
I have tried a few brands of dental floss over the years. I will even buy the more expensive brands when they are on special offer. Generally though like my food shopping I try to buy cheaper budget brands of dental floss as a long as they are decent quality.
Superdrug are a shop chain that I think of as carrying a lot of budget items. My girlfriend often visits Superdrug on her shopping outings so I ask her to pick me up Superdrug Dental Floss whenever I run out.
That is the first thing about Superdrug Dental Floss that I want to point out. It lasts for ages. It is usually 2 or 3 months between my floss purchases. I floss my teeth well and at a minimum of once per day. But Superdrug Dental Floss seems like Dr Who's Tardis. There seems to be more dental floss contained in the little plastic container than I can account for by the container's size. Superdrug Dental Floss really lasts!
There is a handy bit on the top of the plastic container so you can easily break the string of floss at the required length. It fits easily between my teeth. Some dental floss I find to be too thick and it feels uncomfortable to work between my teeth but Superdrug Dental Floss is quite a slender floss so getting it between two teeth with a very tight gap is no problem.
It does feel a bit stringy and fray quite easily if you try to use the same strand of Superdrug Dental Floss for too many teethe. I find that 2 strands -1 for my upper teeth and 1 for my lower teeth works well for me. The tasty is very slightly pepperminty but if I floss after I've used mouth wash the mouth wash overpowers the floss's taste so I can't detect it at all then.
I like Superdrug Dental Floss. It isn't the only floss I use but I do use it more than other brands. It is easy to pick up for under a pound and lasts for months.
Thanks for reading my review.
Please do not expect a huge review here, I rarely write less than 300 words at least but this is dental floss so go easy on me.
I am a stickler for oral hygiene and as brushing alone is not enough I use mouthwashes but to get my teeth really clean and make sure I have no bits of crap stuck between them, I floss.
There are a few brands of dental floss around but they all do pretty much the same job and so I go with Superdrug's own one as it is cheaper than many brand names and you get a large reel of it.
You get a waxed or unwaxed version, I always buy the waxed one which has a light minty taste to it, it glides between the teeth with ease and does a great job of getting rid of anything that might be lurking there.
My teeth and gums feel much cleaner and healthier after using this and at just under a pound per pack it is very decent value for money, Colgate's waxed one cost £1.26 in Asda and Listerine's waxed one is over £1.50 in boots so this one makes sense to me.
I would recommend flossing to everyone and I would recommend they do so with this floss, it works well, costs little and lasts a long time.
I thought I would try Superdrugs own brand dental floss, as I used to use Boots own brand, but found the fibres to come off in between my teeth and it made flossing really difficult. I try to floss at least once a day so wanted a dental floss which was cheap yet effective.
The superdrug brand is really cheap and you get a large reel of it. It is available in waxed and unwaxed and also as a tape (which is wider and thinnner). I usualyl buy the waxed one, which has a mint taste to it. It glides easily between your teeth and really gets rid of food particles and germs between your teeth making them feel much cleaner and healthy. My gums feel much more healthy and my teeth look more brighter and whiter on the parts my toothbrus cant get too. This is definately one of the better dental flosses and is cheap too, so saves you money if you use it a lot.
My teeth are very close together and in the past this has caused a problem when I have been trying to floss them as most flosses get stuck and end up leaving fibres between my teeth hence making my problems even worse. Even a lot of the large names caused this problem. Till I came across Superdrugs own. It’s great. It’s available in waxed and unwaxed and they also do a tape which is wider. I love it, now I can floss my teeth every day and know that fibres aren’t going to be left behind. I have recently also tried one sold by Bodycare and find this to be quite good and cheaper than Superdrugs but not as good. The Superdrug floss costs around £1.50 for a pack and this lasts me ages. The Bodycare one is about 80p.