Why choose a Plastic Free Dental Floss?
It’s estimated that if you were to floss every day, each week of the year the total floss used by one person would equal approximately 167 meters of floss. That’s a lot of floss headed to landfill for just one person.
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. EORTH’s Plastic Free Dental Floss is eco-friendly and also packaged plastic free in a cardboard box. The cardboard box packaging contains a travel size glass dental floss container with 1 roll of silk dental floss.
Is Silk Dental Floss compostable?
Our Plastic Free Dental Floss is not certified compostable, however we have conducted a few “non-scientific” tests at EORTH with silk and vegan dental floss and both passed our biodegradable and compostable tests.
Is your Plastic Free Dental Floss Vegan?
If you are seeking a eco-friendly dental floss packaged plastic free, we stock Vegan Plastic Free Dental Floss. This floss is bio based and biodegradable, plastic free vegan floss refills are also available.
How do you use Silk Dental Floss?
To get the best results from your eco-friendly silk dental floss, cut the desired amount of biodegradable, zero waste floss 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 the dental floss tightly between your thumb and index fingers and slide it gently up and down between your teeth. It’s not recommended to force the silk 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 Silk Floss that has been cut from the initial 30-45cm.
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!