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I usually use interdental brushes for the gaps between my teeth, but my husband returned home a few weeks ago with this Wisdom 100m roll floss as he'd seen it on offer in Wilkinsons for £1. I knew it wouldn't go to waste because I also like to carry floss around with me when out incase we eat out because I hate the feeling of anything between my teeth, but I have been using it when cleaning my teeth at night as well.
The floss comes in a small mint green plastic casing that has a folding lid over to cover the floss when not in use. I do find the lid a little difficult to undo as I don't have long nails and it needs them really to pull the lid upwards because it can be very stiff. The floss pulls through the casing and underneath there is a small piece of metal that helps to cut the floss wherever you like. The casing is very compact so is the perfect size for in my handbag. It is also quite transparent so it's fairly easy to see when it's getting to the end of the roll - our 100m though has lasted for ages!
The floss is white and has a waxy feel to it, as well as a minty flavouring. I find that the waxy feeling of the floss makes it quite difficult to control as I find that it slips in my hands quite easily - even though I tend to wrap some of the floss around my fingers to help control it, it ends up slipping quite a bit.
In terms of cleaning, I do find it works quite well although nowhere near on the same scale as the interdental brushes I use. It removes the majority of bits from inbetween my teeth although the slippy texture of the floss doesn't help the process - I find it takes me far longer to use this stuff than it does the brushes normally due to it's difficult handling. I find it a pain to use really, as it's a job that although I feel is important, I also like to do as quickly as I can. One positive is that the floss can be used to clean further down into the gumline, which is something the brushes can't do quite as well.
The minty flavour of this is only very subtle and unfortunately I don't find that it gives a lasting fresh feeling in my mouth after use as I have noticed from other flosses in the past. I do feel that this could be slightly stronger or at least longer lasting than it is. Although I use it often in conjunction with brushing, I also use it on it's own as and when needed after eating particular foods such as ribs and chops that I find get stuck between my teeth - for these times I often find that I have to eat a mint after use to ensure that my mouth maintains a fresh feel because this just doesn't do the trick by itself and at these times I'm not using toothpaste.
I feel that this floss is a pretty average product. It isn't as easy to use as brushes and it certainly isn't as good as other flosses I've used previously, but it does do the main job it is intended for and I suppose that it's relatively cheap compared to brushes and other branded flosses out there. I think three stars is fair.
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Flossing has been part of my dental routine since I was a teenager. I am a bit hit and miss but usually try to floss every day. I know flossing is good for the health of my teeth and gums but I find it to be a complete nuisance. The floss I am using at the moment is this Wisdom dental floss, I can't remember which shop I picked it up in but I am sure I will not have paid more than a £1. The tub contains 100 meters of floss, so it will last a long time.
The floss is housed in a green plastic case with a flip up lid, under this lid you will find a hole where the floss is dispensed from and a little silver bit where the floss run under and can be used to snap the floss once you have the desired length. The floss is very thin and smells of mint and I can feel a coating of wax on the floss, this is to aid the floss' movement between the teeth.
I usually floss before brushing as I feel this dislodges any trapped food or if you are a bit over enthusiastic and make your gums bleed you can brush afterwards and remove any debris. My flossing technique is to pull off quite a lengthy amount of floss and then wrap it around my index fingers; I have just enough to anchor it to one finger and all the excess around the other. I then move from tooth to tooth carefully easing the floss between where my teeth join, after each tooth I wind the floss along from the full finger to the empty finger.
I find this floss to be quite good quality although it has occasionally frayed when I am flossing between teeth that contain fillings. The floss dislodges any trapped pieces of food and leaves the small gaps between my teeth looking and feeling clean. I really hate it when I have food between my teeth.
In conclusion I find this to be good floss, I do feel it is a little on the thin side but that does make it easier to get in the tight gaps. The wax coating is great as it makes flossing smooth and the mint leaves my mouth feeling clean.
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This is a waxed and mint flavoured dental floss from the brand "Wisdom". The floss variety from wisdom is the same as their tape but slightly thinner making it easier to get between the teeth. I had a massive fear of the dentist for most of my life but about 4 years ago I finally started going back and confronted my fear, since then I've been trying my utmost to take care of my teeth and so flossing has become a regular routine.
£1 from Wilkinsons.
The product comes attatched on a small piece of cardbaord with the manufacturer details and products claims on the back. I do find the cardboard annoying to be honest because there's no need for it, there's a small plastic section on the cardboard that holds the dental floss too but again I feel there is no need as they floss itself is housed in a small green plastic round case with a flat bottom so you can stand the product up, I feel it could be sold like this alone but hey ho. On the front of the green plastic is a "Wisdom" logo and to open the floss there is a small indent to fit your nail to flick open the clickable lid. When opened you can see a small line of floss ready to be pulled and there is also a small metal section with a raised piece where you pull the floss to cut it to the desired length. This part of the packaging is very simple and effective.
I can't fault this floss, I've tried several over the past few years but I always purchase this wisdom variety if it is in the shop I am in at the time. The minty flavour provided by the floss makes the whole experience a bit more bearable though I must admit the mint tastes very artificial to me, I still prefer the added flavour though compared to the plain variety. The floss is probably no more than a millimetre across and it slides between my teeth very easily, I also have a crowned tooth and so I much prefer this thin floss because I can be a lot more careful around the crown. The floss easily picks up plaque or bits of foodstuff stuck between teeth and I floss every night after brushing. I have seen an improvement in my dental care since using this floss and after a check up last week my dentist also said he was very happy with my cleaning so this must back up the product. In fairness, most dental flosses will probably perform effectively but for the price, the comfort from both the size of the floss and the fact that it is waxed plus the added flavour you can't really go wrong with this product.
This is a product I buy extremely regularly with 100m of floss for £1 I think this is a brilliant price and I find the product very easy to use, flossing no longer seems a chore. I've only knocked a star off because I do feel the minty flavour could be a bit more natural.
In my opinion Wisdom dental floss is good for its money. I always find it in stores for less than £1.00 and it really does the job. The product comes in two forms as dental floss and dental tape. Since I got braces I use both. I find that the dental tape is too thick when I get my braces tightened because my teeth hurt, so I like to use the normal dental floss. Both products are lovely and smell like mint. I have never used any other dental floss because Wisdom does the job efficiently and I've never needed to try another brand. The dental tape is quite thick to get between those teeth with bigger gaps and it has a sponge like effect. It comes in a green container that is semi oval shaped. It also has the branding image of Wisdom on the front of the container. Upon opening the container lid you will find a little loop where you can pull and break off the dental tape and you can also open it to refill. Though I haven't refilled it myself but I have opened it and it is very simple to do. The dental floss is a little thinner than the dental tape for those teeth with smaller gaps. The container is the same apart from this one is blue. I personally think that both products work efficiently.
Wisdom are quite a large brand for Oral Care and also produce other products than just the floss and tape. These products are toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, interdental brushes, power toothbrushes and products for children. I have also used the Easy Slide Flossers. However, I used these before I got braces and found them pretty decent. They also did the job I had brought them for. None of the types of floss mentioned break or snap.
I brought both the dental tape and dental floss for under £1.00 and have never spent more than £1.00 on these products. I don't know how much exactly because wherever I get them from the prices always vary, but they are always under £1.00.
I would recommend this product to those with little money and to those who don't want to waste money on bigger more expensive brands that more or less do the same job. Depending on the size of the gaps at the top of your teeth I would recommend either choosing one or the other.
I will admit I hate flossing, it takes time and as much as I know the pros and cons of it, it bores me.....however I still do it regardless.
I bought this from a local chemist, can't remember how much it cost not but I find floss to be rather similar everywhere in price. I have always bought the plain floss normally as I have never really seen the benefit in buying one that tastes of anything else, when all it is going to do is dislodge food from between my teeth. Still I bought this mainly due to not really paying much attention when I picked it up.
I used it the first time and expected my mouth to be filled with minty freshness, I was however disappointed. There was no real mint flavouring, it smelt a bit mintier than my other version but nothing like I was expecting. Overall it's not a bad product, the floss itself is strong, doesn't catch or thread. I wouldn't say it is any better than any other product of this nature that I have used, but it's no worse either. I don't know if the packaging is the horrible green colour because it is meant to be mint but it is a horrible shade of green, just my view though.
I have a thorough dental care routine involving pretty much everything you can buy! Of course, part of this is floss. I bought this Wisdom floss a while back for £2.39 from a Co-Op chemist and I've been really pleased with it.
So this floss comes in a cute little green plastic dispenser. It is plain, save for the blue Wisdom logo and the words "mint burst" on the front. The great thing about this floss, is that the plastic is semi transparent which means that you can easily see how much you have left. I have used flosses where this is not the case, and one day you just pull the last little useless bit out! You get 30 metres in the pack and it is mint flavoured for a "fresh effect". I have to say though I don't particularly notice the taste. However, I use it mainly after brushing so I have the taste of toothpaste in my mouth anyway which will always be stronger and more noticeable. It doesn't smell overly minty either. I don't care whether it has a flavour or not though as I simply want it to go in between my teeth without shredding.
This floss certainly does that. Being waxed, it is more like a flat, thin smooth and soft tape than a fibre and for this reason it's brilliant for me. I have no real gaps between my teeth so it's a tight fit in there and many other flosses I have tried shred because of this; but this floss gets in there easily right down to the gum line in one piece to catch all that problem-causing gunk and pull it out. It is easily dispensed, you simply pull the floss and when you have the length you need, just pass it under the small silver coloured cutter under the flip up lid. The end of the floss also stays in place here so you don't lose it. This makes it so easy to use, along with its overall shape which slides between teeth effortlessly. It is relatively easy to hold as well since it's not too slippery or waxy though as with any floss it does take a little practice if you're not used to it!
For the price of £2.39 I am delighted with this floss. I use it far more than my other half does (naughty boy) so the 30m lasts for ages. The tub is nice and small and has a squared off bottom so it sits easily on the shelf or in the cupboard. It is also small enough to easily pop it in your handbag - avoid lingering food in your teeth on a first date! It is very strong, I have literally never had it shred or snap while using it. It claims to expand to fill gaps in the teeth, but since I have no visible gaps I can't really comment on this. It does pull out the debris that gets stuck though and as a result my mouth feels cleaner.
After using it my gums often do feel a little tender, like I want to grit my teeth. This isn't painful though and I have had it with other flosses. I think it's probably because my teeth are very close together and don't particularly want something shoved in between them! This is the best floss I have had to date though and I would definitely recommend it, especially if you have no discernible gaps between your teeth; with careful use this won't shred or get stuck and will do its job!