Flossing is an integral part of any thorough oral care regimen, but not all flosses are created equal. This velvety floss is free from the toxins found in similar products and glides easily between teeth for a meticulously clean finish. Be sure to check out our other floss options - Plain and Mint. 55 yards.
Why is this Floss Different?
- Super-Soft ConsistencyThis sponge-like floss is coated in vegan candelilla plant wax (derived from candelilla shrubs in the Southwestern US desert). It’s smooth when tightened but has a grab-and-grip function as it glides between teeth for total tooth and gum protection.
- Tastes GreatThese floss flavors have a purpose! Cranberry has proven antibacterial properties and natural Mint Tea Tree is a well-known antiseptic. This floss taste as good as using it feels.
- Xylitol for an Oral Care BoostUSA-sourced Xylitol is a natural flavor enhancer (derived from plants). It’s proven to reduce acidity in the mouth while preventing bacteria, making it a great asset in the fight against tooth decay.
- Compassionately MadeNot only is this floss 100% vegan and cruelty-free, it’s also Leaping Bunny certified.
- No Nasty IngredientsYou won’t find glutens, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, unnatural coloring, phthalates, parabens, or any other harmful additives in this floss.
Cranberry Xylitol Silk Dental Floss
Does Your Floss Contain Perfluorinated Compounds?
Many floss companies add a non-stick chemical to help floss slide easily between your teeth. This chemical, called perfluoroctanoic acid (or PFOA) has historically been determined as safe by researchers. But a new Emory University Rollins School of Public Health study shows that this chemical is linked to thyroid disease.The scientists found that more than 10 percent of people exposed to drinking water contaminated with PFOA reported having some type of thyroid problem.Granted, the study involved people ingesting PFOA via the water system, not getting exposed to PFOA via floss, and last time I checked, nobody is swallowing floss — but it seems like an unnecessary risk to take given that floss does touch the inside of your mouth, can sometimes flake, and is very hard to breakdown.They concluded that higher exposure to PFOA was indeed associated with thyroid problems, after a comparison of blood levels and years of exposure to the chemical. What is PFOA?PFOA is part of a group of nonstick chemicals called PFCs, which have unique properties that make things resistant to other things sticking and stains.The problem is, PFC compounds don’t break down easily and are readily found inside our bodies.Along with thyroid disease, different PFCs have also been linked to cancer, infertility, birth defects, and weaker immune systems.
Read more at Ask the Dentist: http://askthedentist.com/floss-thyroid-danger/
Emory study: https://www.bna.com/emory-university-research-n17179881453/