For optimal oral care, be sure to floss once per day with our OraMD pure unwaxed, unscented, chemical free nylon floss.
Effectively removes plaque, food and foreign particles between teeth and just below the gum line
Satin like texture, shred and break resistant
Ideal for sensitive gums
Slides easily in tight spaces, unwaxed floss is thinner
54.6 yards of floss
Vegan, paraben-free, cruelty-free
No chemical or synthetic fragrances
No chemical waxes (floss wax is 20% paraffin wax and 80% petroleum chemical wax)
No chemical PFA’s or Teflon-like substances that contain PFC’s (used to manufacture and coat floss) One study found that women who flossed with Oral-B Glide floss had higher levels of a chemical called perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS) in their blood than women who didn’t use that type of floss. These chemicals have been linked to liver damage, harm to the immune system, developmental issues, cancer, and can persist in people’s bodies and in the environment for many years.
The wax used in conventional floss is 20% paraffin wax (bee’s wax) and 80% microcrystalline which is a chemical wax that comes from the petroleum industry. Microcrystalline waxes are derived from the refining of the heavy distillates from lubricant oil production. This by-product must then be de-oiled at a wax refinery, and then have its odor and color removed by hydro-treating the wax material.
Flossing can improve the health of your gums and is an important oral hygiene practice.
Flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove sticky bacteria, or plaque, from your teeth. Most plaque hardens within 48 hours of formation, and within several days it will become so hard that it is almost impossible to remove. Tooth decay and serious gum problems can develop when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth and along the gum line.
The places where the gums and teeth meet are where flossing plays its major role. Tiny particles of food can get lodged here, and plaque in this area will harden and accumulate over time to form tartar, a thick deposit that only the dentist can remove with a scraper. Tartar buildup can lead to gingivitis: red, swollen gums that are the first stage of gum disease. If left unchecked, the bacteria-laden tartar and plaque can spread even deeper below the gum line, causing periodontitis: severe gum disease characterized by severe inflammation and eventual tooth and bone loss.
Floss once a day preferably before bedtime and before brushing.
Take an 18-inch piece of floss and tightly hold 1-2 inches between your thumbs and index fingers.
Gently guide the floss between your teeth with a back and forth motion. When the floss reaches the gum line, curve it into a C shape against one tooth.
Gently rub the side of the tooth, moving the floss away from the gum with up and down motions until clean. Avoid sawing motions with the floss – that can hurt your gums. Then do the opposite tooth. Repeat for all teeth.
OraMD Pure Unwaxed Floss is made with an uncoated, high-grade nylon.