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on 21 October 2015
Flossing your teeth is one of those necessary evils that you should do regularly but get put off by the difficulty in doing it properly. That's how it is with me anyway, despite my dentist and hygienist trying to suggest that it should be a daily ritual. I have tried inter dental brushes but even the smallest 0.4mm ones do not fit between most of my tightly packed teeth. Supermarket floss picks can be purchased for around a quarter of the price of these Oral-B ones but this is a false economy as they are prone to breaking easily and are hard to hold properly and manoeuvre in your mouth. Personally, when it comes to buying dental floss on a roll then just forget it as it is impossible to reach certain parts of my mouth doing it that way.
Clearly a lot of thought, and plenty of testing I'm sure, has gone into the design of these Oral-B floss picks as they just work. They are around 7cm long from end to end, with the two arms holding the floss having a significant curve to extend the reach of the floss pick. You can squeeze the middle section of the pick to tighten the floss on the end. I find that reaching the gaps between my back teeth, virtually impossible using other methods, is not too difficult using these floss picks. The floss itself is fairly strong and certainly does not break easily (the bag states that it is shred resistant floss), so I tend to give each floss pick a thorough rinse after use to allow it to be used at least once or twice more. The packaging also suggests that the floss slides up to 50% more easily in tight places than its leading competitor. The customer service contacts are American phone numbers so I am guessing these floss picks must be imported from the United States.
I am very impressed with these floss picks and find it hard to imagine myself buying any others now.