When I was younger I had to wear braces for several years and now as a result I really like to take good care of my teeth. This involves brushing, flossing and then using mouth wash twice a day. My dental floss of choice is the Tesco total care dental floss in the flavour fresh mint.
The packaging of the floss has changed since the last ciao picture and it is now in a round case.
The lid flips up and down and clips in place when the product is closed to keep it protected. Inside there is a hole in which the floss can be pulled out of easily and a metal tab which you use to break the floss off, this is not very sharp but it is sharp enough to tear the floss.
In the pack you get 2 packets of floss each containing 50 m of product which I think is a huge amount! You aren't going to run out of 100 m of dental floss in a hurry!
As with all dental floss this is designed to get to the hard to reach places of your mouth wear brushing might have missed such as right in between your teeth.
As I said previously in this review I use this floss twice daily also the fact that I have been purchasing this product for about 2 years means I must like it, and I do!
I like that the floss is protected within its plastic casing and that it is easy to get the floss out. The one thing I do not like about the case is that it is blue so you cannot see how much product you have left.
The floss is of a good thickness so that I can hold it easily. I have used some flosses in the past which feel really waxy but there is no problem with this floss.
As I begin to floss the fresh mint flavour of the floss is evident but it is hardly noticeable.
The floss glides easily in between my teeth and picks up any dirt that is lurking there which I have missed with my brush. It is actually quite surprising how much you can pick up with floss, I like to think I brush my teeth really well and I still find extra bits with the floss.
I do not like thick flosses as I find it really uncomfortable to get in between my teeth but this one is a nice thickness as I mentioned previously.
The floss is also very strong. I really do like to get to every nook and cranny in my mouth to ensure that it is clean and not once has the floss broke whilst I have been using it.
**Price and availability**
This product can be purchased from Tesco's and costs £1.23 for 2 packets of floss.
I really like this product not only is it affordable but it does a great job at helping to keep my teeth clean and prevent plaque from forming. This product deserves the full 5 stars.
--also on ciao--
I've only recently got into flossing my teeth, which I know is naughty of me but I'd tried in the past and had never been able to get to grips with it! I wanted to buy a cheap-ish dental floss first in order to see how I got on with it, so I bought Tesco Total Care Freshmint Floss which comes in a pack of 2 for £1.23. There are 50m in each 'pot' so that's 100m of floss for the price which is very well priced in my opinion!
The floss comes in a blue triangular pot with a flip top lid which you can flip open to reveal the dental floss and the little metal cutter which helps you break off the floss. As a first time user I found it quite tricky to actually get the dental floss to come through smoothly from the pot, but once I'd worked it out it broke off quite easily and I could get more out without too much hassle. The floss smells minty as you would expect and is white in colour.
This is a waxed dental floss which should make it a bit easier to use however I found it to have quite a thin and stringy consistency compared to other flosses I've used since and found that it wore thin very quickly as opposed to other types of floss. Some of my teeth are quite close together which makes them a bit tricky to floss and I found that with this floss it kept getting stuck and when I tried to get it out the floss either snapped or disintegrated which left me with thin, stringy bits of floss between my teeth. Let me note here that I've not had this problem with other dental flosses since and my flossing 'technique' is still much the same so I can only assume that the Tesco dental floss isn't very strong. Also, because it thinned out quite quickly and lost it's waxed appearance it meant it didn't glide between my teeth as easily as I expected.
However, overall my mouth felt cleaner and this floss did do what it was supposed to do which was clean the bits between my teeth and gums that I may not reach with a brush, however it didn't do it as effortlessly as I would have liked!
As previously mentioned in my last review I have a dental regime which involved flossing. Flossing is something that I only learned as a teenage when the Dentist taught me. I'm not sure if that is because that this the age that one should floss but I never used to floss before.
Flossing removes plaques between teeth. Brushing teeth with just a manual or even an electric toothbrush is not always enough to remove the plaque on teeth. This is why I have a dental care regime that involves flossing. Flossing is really good for removing plaque but it is also quite a long and boring process. I also find is quite hard as well. I have found the back teeth are really hard to get to and it can hurt if you are rough or not very good at flossing.
I bought the Tesco Floss because it was cheap but not the so cheap that it was likely to be terrible. Some of the branded floss was quite expensive at £2 + for just one pack and so I choose the Tesco one instead. The floss come as a white thread like material. To me it looked like the white tape used it DIY (I've forgotten the name). The floss comes in a blue container with a lid. The tape is broken according to how much is needed using the cutter that is found on the side. There are 2 of them in a pack and they are only available at Tesco's.
The floss does work well at removing plaque when used properly but I have found that in difficult places the floss becomes detached and the individual fibres are pulled away from each other. This is a big problem for me because this happens a lot and sometimes the fibres even get stuck in between my teeth which is not good at all. This is why I stopped using the floss. Although it was easy enough to remove plaque from the front teeth I always had difficulty with the back teeth. The floss has a really weak mint flavour which is barley noticeable but that's ok because I don't think that floss is supposed to have a flavour to it.
Overall this is a cheap floss but it shatters and it isn't any easier to floss the back teeth with this floss. It is however easy to adjust the amount of floss you use as you get to choose how much floss to use.
Tesco dental floss is 50m long. It comes in a small, blue plastic container. The design of the container is not the best quality, it has to be said. When you try and get some of the floss out it is really difficult to snap it. There is a sharp metal point that you are meant to use to snap the floss, but the floss doesn't always come out from where it should in order to use this, and it means you have to use your fingers to snap it instead. This can hurt a little bit sometimes, but the main thing I don't like about it is that it tears the floss. So even though 50m may seem like a lot of floss and you might expect it to last you a long time, really most of this ends up being all teared up.
Honestly though, this floss tears so easily. I used it this morning, the reason I am reviewing it now is that I have some stuck in my teeth and its irritating me. It ripped as I was flossing, and I wasn't even flossing that hard! I don't normally use this floss, i'm used to using boots own dental floss which i've never had any problems with. So it can't be my mouth, it must just be a very poor quality dental floss. Every time I try and pull this out of my teeth now it just keeps ripping. It's stuck and is so annoying! This has happened a few times with this floss now so I don't think I will be using it again.
This is reasonably priced but I think I would rather pay more and get something of more decent quality. It is important to maintain good oral health to floss at least every other day, but with this I think it is important to avoid using it if you want to maintain good oral health, and keep a good temper!
The way I see it I have to buy dental floss to use and have every day (in an ideal world when time allows...) so as long as it does the job I may as well try and spend as little money on it as possible, which leads to me trying supermarket own brands, such as Tesco.
Tesco dental floss comes in a plastic bag with individual floss-ets in (I *think* that is what they are called, but it might just be what I call them!) They are white plastic harps with a sharp edge with about 1.5cm of floss material in them. I much prefer the individual plastic harp than the long strips as I find them easier to use and easier to get into the nitty gritty places at the back of the mouth and the hard angles.
The downside to these flosses is that they break really easily. You just manage to get them into your teeth and then they snap and you cannot get them out. Probably 2/3 break. This to me makes the pack almost completely unuseable. It's a real shame, but if they just improved this then they would be really good, as the design is great and the price is great, but if an item cannot do it's job then unfortunately there is no point buying them.
Back to the more expensive flosses then!
I am not particularly fussy about dental floss; so long as it is not too thick or too sharp in texture I will happily use it. I am, however, particular about my dental routine, and floss at least twice a day, but sometimes three times. I do appreciate flosses that are slim and subtle, but very often I do purchase flosses at a low price merely to have a floss available when I begin my routine.
I am not a big fan of Tesco in general but, hypocritically I know, I do shop there very often, as it is the closest supermarket to my house and it is just more convenient than elsewhere. Thus I often find myself wandering in there on the way home, and exploring aisles on which there is nothing I really require just for something to do. This is how I came across the Total Care floss, and I have been using it on and off for about a year now.
The floss comes in a pack of two, and the individual flosses are mounted on a cardboard base with a plastic covering. Each floss is contained in a triangular container, fashioned from blue plastic. The smallest end of the triangle pops open to reveal the floss and the metallic area that severs the floss to release it. The floss unspools easily, and severing it requires little effort as the metallic component is reasonably sharp. Each triangle of floss contains 50m, and this is enough to last the average consumer for many weeks or even months.
The floss itself is white in appearance and has a waxy texture. It has a slightly minty smell, but when you actually use it it does leave your mouth feeling mintier than you would expect, and a cool taste is left in your mouth for several minutes afterwards. The floss is quite thick, and any length of it is not always the same in thickness. Some areas are slightly thicker than others, and if you happen to use part of the length that is thicker it can be quite difficult to manoeuvre it between your teeth. Sometimes it almost seems to push my teeth apart, and this is not a pleasant sensation.
This is not a bad floss, but it is not a great one either. Retailing for around £1.20, a packet containing the two flosses lasts me around three months and is for the most part very efficient in removing food debris. However, I do find that I sometimes have to repeat the flossing process, and if I do not use it carefully enough the floss can occasionally make my gums bleed. This is an average floss, but for the price it is slightly better than expected.
I have always flossed my teeth and I love the feeling that every last bit is being removed from between my teeth. I must have tries every brand and type of dental floss over the years but nothing beats Tesco Total Care Dental Tape.
It's a tape rather than the thin string that you can buy. This can be so thin it can sometimes cut you gums, also some other brands of tape I have tried have been too thick and then its hard to get it between your teeth. This Tesco one seems just right.
It comes on a card and you get two triangular shaped plastic containers with 50 meters of tape on each one. The cost for this is £1.20, very reasonable for the amount you get. It comes in Freshmint which has green packaging and regular which is blue. I personally prefer the freshmint, It doesn't really have much of a minty flavour it's more of a smell.
The instructions for use are printed on the back of the card along with only ingredient listed which is Sodium Floride 0.0325 mg per meter.
You simply flip the top of the triangular container, pull a length of the tape from the dispenser and break it off using the little metal cutter which is attached to the container. The instructions recommend 18 inches but personally I find using shorter lengths of tape easier to manage. You then slide the tape between your teeth and pull the floss backwards and forwards in a sawing motion up and down each tooth surface. Each time you move to the next tooth its very important to use a clean piece of tape.
This will remove any particles of food trapped between your teeth that brushing hasn't reached. By using the Dental Tape you can also remove any debris below the gum line. This will help keep gum healthy and less prone to gum desiese. It also helps with the build up of plaque and helps prevent bad breath.
Some times it doesn't matter how well you brush your teeth you can never get every last particle from between your teeth so flossing, in my opinion, is essential.
I always floss after brushing my teeth and sometimes after snacks too. I always carry a packet of Dental Tape in my bag, after all there's nothing more annoying than having a piece of food stuck between your teeth!
I recommend anyone who flosses to try the Tesco Total Care Dental Tape, its good value for money not too thick or thin and also it glides very easily between your teeth unlike some brands I've tried which fray and snag. It really is a first class product.
Tesco Dental floss comes in a pack of 2. Each floss dispenser is a plastic blue triangle and about 2 inches by 2 inches, with a flip top lid. Inside the lid is where you pull the floss from and there is a small metal cutter to allow you to break the floss at the length of your choice.
The floss itself is a thin strip about 1mm wide. It has a minty waxy coating and it does glide quite easily through your teeth. You need to break off enough to allow yourself to wrap it securely around a finger on both hands, to ensure you get a good grip on it or it may get stuck between your teeth - although this isn't a major problem as you just use another piece of floss to get it out.
The floss leaves a pleasant minty taste on your gums and is - in my opinion - very effective. I've certainly never had any problems with my gums and my dentist says they are in great condition.
This floss does have a tendency to fray if you are not careful, so you have to make sure you use a different piece of the strip between each tooth.
Even with daily use this pack will last you a long time - probably 5 or 6 months.
Having 2 in a pack is very handy as you can keep one in your house and one in your bag/car/desk for emergencies!
For price it's hard to beat. Each triangle contains 50 metres of floss, so that's 100m for £1.20. The equivalent branded products are around £2.50 for 25 metres and I don't see how they could be that much better.
This is a decent product at a very reasonable price
Tesco Total care freshmint dental tape has many benefits, and is an easy way to be extra effective when you brush your teeth.
It helps to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth in the places that can't be reached by brushing alone, as well as helping to prevent decay and strengthen tooth enamel.
Flossing can also help to reduce bad breath. It only takes a few minutes to do, and really everybody should be doing it, as apparently, people who floss regularly live longer!
The dental tape comes in a pack of 2, with 2 triangular plastic dispensers, fixed to a cardboard backing. The green dispensers are transparent, and you can see the reel of tape inside if you look at the back of the dispenser. The dispenser has a flip lid, which is easy to open, and inside, there is a small metal catch, that you use to break off each piece of floss.
When you open the dispenser, you can smell mint straight away. The diespenser is pretty useless, because as soon as you start to pull the floss, it comes away from the plastic slit, designed to keep it in place, and you can lose it inside the dispenser very easily. it is also fiddly to dispense.
The floss is waxy, and the name, dental tape is misleading, because this product is definitely floss. i have used dental tape before, and it is like a thin layer of flat plastic. this product is fibrous. It is coated with a lovely fresh minty flavour that you can taste when you use it.
To use, you wind out 18 inches of tape, break it off and wrap around the fingers, using a sawing motion to clean in between the teeth. Regularly wind on a fresh piece of tape, until all teeth have been cleaned .It is amazing, shocking and yukky to see what gets left behind after brushing alone!
This is an easy and effective part of daily hygene, and Tesco dental tape is very good, compared to some products I have used which catch on the teeth, or are so thick that they get stuck.
I was really surprised to find such a lot of negative reviews for Tesco Total Care Freshmint Flavour Dental Floss on Dooyoo. Having had a look at them, though, it seems that many were written a few years ago, so the quality of the product may have been improved in the last couple of years. Personally I find it absolutely fine, as it does everything I want it to.
The floss comes in a little blue plastic box, which clicks open easily. It is small enough to fit in any handbag which is great as I like to take dental floss out and about with me, in case I get something stuck in my teeth at a restaurant.
The plastic box is slightly see through so you can have a look at how much floss is left on the roll and gauge when you need to buy a new one, which I think is really good.
When you open the top of the box, you can pull out some of the floss and cut the end of it off on the little metal catch. This is easy to do and I never have a problem cutting off a strip or ending up with more floss unravelling than I would like.
Using the floss is very simple. The floss is quite thin and shiny so it easily glides between my teeth and I don't tend to have a problem getting it out again. It removes food really effectively. Very occasionally it does splinter a bit but it doesn't disintegrate or get stuck in my teeth.
It has a very slight taste of mint which is nice as it leaves my mouth feeling fresh after use.
There is 50 metres worth of floss in this container which tends to last me quite a while.
This floss is only available from Tesco. You can get a pack of two for £0.97 which is considerably cheaper than the alternative: a single pack of Oral B floss for £1.85. I haven't really got any complaints about it and will happily buy it again.
I saw this in Tesco and liked the neat blue plastic dispensor box it came in. You get 50m of floss for a low price compared to other branded dental flosses so it seemed like a bargain.
Having just been to the dentist before I made this purchase I was told to floss as there were signs of plaque between some of my front teeth. The dentist said that after a few weeks of daily flossing this would disappear. Sadly, it's still there.
The floss is easy to despatch but you can see the flaws in the product as soon as you start using it. It 'splinters' quite easy which causes it to stick between your teeth and so you end up using a lot more floss than necessary because it wont stay in one piece. I've just noticed a problem with one of my gums; I'm not blaming this on the floss, but I know it's irritated my gums slightly due to the fraying.
The one good thing I can say about this is that it has a nice minty smell and the after taste isn't too bad. Other than that, I'm at a loss for positives.
I have bought the other day this dental floss from Tesco.
I use dental floss a lot, not only after each meal, but even after snacks or after eating a fruit. I normally carry one dental floss with me all the time.
Tesco dental floss can be easily stored in the internal pocket of my suit.
I am a bit disappointed though, by the quality of this product.
I tend to buy dental floss which taste like mint, and this one does, however, it is not of good quality and tends to breaks a lot.
The grip is ok, it is not too smooth or greasy not to be able to grip it firmly, but the problem is that you need to be very gentle.
I am not therefore of the advice of recommending this product. I still believe that the equivalent dental floss form Boots is much better.
Thank you for reading this.
Just about THE only thing I can say in favour of Tesco's Total Care Freshmint Floss is that is tastes good. Kinda tangy, but not too nippy. And the packaging is alright too, I suppose. Other than that I wouldn't waste my time on it again. In fact, I have found the stuff to be sooo useless that I actually used it to tie up my runner beans this summer. And even THAT turned out a disaster....anyway - back to the floss; * It's too thin - it cut into my fingers and I was picking wee wisps outta my teeth for days after.... * It's too smooth - just couldn't get a decent grip on it and gave up practically as soon as i had started. * It splits up into smaller threads - not nice. And the threads actually did get stuck in my gums. Managed to pick them all out, though *phew* * It all comes out of the box at once. V annoying. I was so let down by the failure of such a seemingly simple product that I was all geared up to complain to Tesco - but then I thought; 'nah. that's really sad. Haven't I got anything better to do than to go and complain about dental floss?!"..... Obviously not - seeing as it's a few months later and I'm sitting here having a good old rant about it. Maybe this is therapy. Maybe after this I will be able to let go of the whole sorry affair.... *AHEM!* Sorry - sidetracked. Tesco's own brands are usually not that bad and good value for money, but in this example they have just let the side down. If you are tempted to opt for the cheaper version and buy this dental floss, just forget it! There is not one single thing I can think of which this floss could be put to good use doing. (Except perhaps fishing line....?) I'm not one for advertising, but buy Oral B instead - a far superior brand.
Well, it was that time of the weekly shopping trip again - the toiletry aisle - and one of my tasks for this week was to pick out a pack of tooth floss. Choosing floss does not rate very highly on my excitement scale - as long as it does the job, it okay. So eventually I settled on the Tesco Total Care Freshmint Flavour Floss. It was probably the packaging that did it for me - cute and 'dinky', and slightly more elegant looking than the other brands. (I'm a real sucker when it comes to being swayed by packaging.) The price wasnt too bad either, being one of Tesco's 'own name' brands. The label on the pack says 'Use daily for healthy teeth and gums'. Well, I'm not so sure about the teeth and gums, but your fingers certainly get a good daily workout with the amount of manipulation this floss necessitates! One of the problems with this brand of floss is that it is just too well waxed! Try as I did, the stuff was so incredibly slippery that I just couldn't get a good enough grip on it to use it properly. Even winding or 'anchoring' it around my fingers two or three times (wasting huge amounts of it in the process), it still slipped and slid all over the place. It is so incredibly over-waxed, in fact, that it left my fingers with a greasy, waxy feeling afterwards! Ok - so eventually, after a huge amount of effort, I did manage to get a good enough grip on the floss to actually use it - and what happened? It seemed that I had encountered yet another problem! For some reason, possibly because the floss is incredibly thin, it was extremely difficult to now extract the floss back out from between my teeth. It involved much wild pulling and yanking. (I don't normally have this problem with floss.) The third problem that I experienced was on initially pulling the floss out of the container. Instead of as with other brands that I have tried, where you have a steady, controllabl
e flow, Tesco Total Care virtually 'pours' out of the container with almost no help at all - it comes out far too fast and uncontrollably, leaving you with far more floss than you intended to use in the first place. *The Outcome?* Well, my whole 'floss experience' that evening was so frustrating and irritating that I went to bed without even bothering to finish my nightly routine and clean my face! *The Verdict?* Give this one a miss!!!