Frequently Asked Questions
Who is SimplyFloss for?
SimplyFloss can be used by everyone – children, adults, seniors, people with arthritis or other dexterity issues. Or people who just don’t like regular floss. *Adult supervision is recommended for ages 8 yrs and under.
How do I use SimplyFloss?
Give SimplyFloss a quick rinse in warm water, then put a middle finger through each loop, and pinch down on the silicone string leaving approx. 1 cm between both hands. Pull taut and begin flossing. After another quick rinse, it’ll be ready for next time. Check out this page for a demonstration.
How does SimplyFloss differ from regular string floss?
Regular floss can shred and get stuck between your teeth.. not to mention strangle your poor fingers. And it goes straight into the trash after every use. SimplyFloss is made from 100% silicone and can be used multiple times. Due to the stretchiness of the material, it’s much easier to get into tight spaces. SimplyFloss won’t shred and will gently tear apart when it’s ready to be replaced.
How long will SimplyFloss last?
No two teeth are alike… and no two users are alike either. How long SimplyFloss will last will depend on how often it's used and how tightly your teeth are packed. Due to the stretchiness of the silicone, SimplyFloss can be a bit of a learning curve. If you pull it too tight or overstretch it… or maybe if you’re a super enthusiastic and vigorous flosser ;-) SimplyFloss can break sooner than it should. Once you get the hang of it, you can expect SimplyFloss to last anywhere from 10-20 uses.
How is SimplyFloss better for the environment?
Regular floss goes straight into the trash after just one use and can take up to 80 years to break down in landfill. Not to mention how nasty string based products can be for our marine life. SimplyFloss can be used multiple times, so less waste is going into the trash, and can even be recycled through the Terracycle Program. We recommend cutting the loops before you dispose of SimplyFloss to help protect our furry friends.
Can SimplyFloss be used on braces, retainers, bridges, implants and crowns?
SimplyFloss should not be used on braces, fixed retainers or bridges; however, you can use it on implants, crowns and invisalign with no problems.
Isn’t it a bit gross to re-use floss?
Well… you use your toothbrush more than once right? ;-)
The good thing is that SimplyFloss is not like regular floss that gets all frayed and gunky. A simple rinse in warm water is all you need to keep your SimplyFloss clean and fresh.
How do you keep SimplyFloss clean?
SimplyFloss should be rinsed under warm water, before and after each use. It can also be cleaned in an antibacterial alcohol-free mouth rinse. SimplyFloss can be stored in our custom mirrored case or hung on our handy suction cup until the next use.
*We don’t recommend using a sterilizer or dishwasher to clean the floss.
Where is SimplyFloss available?
SimplyFloss is available online and at select dental offices.
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