Why choose Biodegradable Silk Floss?
Both the packaging of your standard store bought dental floss and the floss itself are made of a combination of materials, the majority of which is plastic. Silk Dental Floss is eco-friendly and packaged plastic free. The cardboard box packaging contains a travel size glass dental floss container with 1 roll of dental floss, as well as an additional floss roll packaged in biodegradable polylactide acid bag.
It’s estimated that if you were to floss every day, each week of the year the total floss used by one person would approximately 167 meters of floss. That’s a lot of floss headed to landfill for just one person.
Is Dental Lace silk floss compostable?
Dental Lace eco dental floss is not currently certified compostable, however in the US region where Dental Lace is produced the lace is accepted by their commercial composting company. They are currently working on a compostable certification.
Is Dental Lace Vegan?
Dental Lace’s vegan dental floss, is made from bamboo charcoal fibre and PET. We do not stock the vegan version of this floss. If you are seeking a eco dental floss packaged plastic free, biodegradable vegan floss we carry Flosspot Gold Vegan Plastic Free Dental Floss packaged in a small metal container, and plastic free vegan floss refills.
How do you use Silk Floss?
To get the best results from your eco dental floss, cut the desired amount of Dental Lace from the metal container (we recommend 30-45 cm). Wind the floss around each of your middle fingers, leaving a few centimetres of floss in the centre.
Hold your eco dental floss quite tight between your thumb and index fingers and slide it gently up and down between your teeth. It’s not recommended to force the floss as it may cut your gum tissue.
After cleaning the area, gently remove the floss using the same back and forth motion used to clean the area.
Each time you move to a new tooth/gum area to clean, use a new section of Dental Lace from the initial cut of floss. Which comes first: the brushing or the flossing? Experts say whichever order you prefer is the best way to care for your teeth. Just be sure to do both!