Why choose Biodegradable Silk Dental 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. Even if the container was placed into the recycling bin, it’s too small to be processed and will eventually end up in landfill. The floss itself cannot be recycled and will not naturally biodegrade like a silk floss will.
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.
The simple waste free solution? Use dental floss that is biodegradable and compostable — stop single use plastic at the source.
Is Dental Lace compostable?
Dental Lace is not currently certified compostable, however they 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?
Candelilla is the wax used on the Dental Lace, which is vegan. The wax is obtained from squeezing the leaves of the Candelilla shrub. Dental Lace does make a vegan version of their floss, which is made from bamboo charcoal and PET. We do not stock the vegan version of this floss, as it is not a biodegradable version. If you are seeking a vegan floss we do stock Noosa Basics Dental Floss which is packaged plastic free in a cardboard box.
How do you use Dental Silk Lace?
To get the best results from your Dental Lace, cut the desired amount of 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 Dental Lace 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!