Why choose Zero Waste 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 we were to toss the plastic container into the recycling bin, it’s too small to be processed and will eventually end up in landfill. The floss itself is headed straight to landfill – it is made of a nylon fibre, it cannot be recycled and will not break down 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 zero waste: biodegradable and compostable — stop single use plastic at the source.
Is Dental Lace Vegan?
Dental Lace does make a vegan version of their floss, which is not made of silk but bamboo charcoal and PET. We do not stock the vegan version of this floss, as it is not a zero waste 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 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!