Antiplaque Flat Floss by Tom's of Maine
Tom's of Maine - Antiplaque Flat Floss Spearmint - 32 Yards
Tom's of Maine Antiplaque Flat Floss has a thin flat surface for effective removal of plaque. Flossing is an important part of one's oral care regimen, allowing you to remove plaque and particles that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease from places between teeth that brushing can't reach. Tom's of Maine Natural Antiplaque Flat Floss is made of many strong nylon filaments woven together to prevent snapping or fraying. Prepared with a unique combination of natural waxes, our floss glides smoothly between teeth and is gentle on gums, and its flat shape and broader surface lets you clean each tooth efficiently and thoroughly.
Here are the things that Tom's of Maine does not put in their products:
Tom's of Maine's support of non-animal-testing models also includes the belief that they don’t need to use animal ingredients to create effective products. Just one example: glycerin, used in toothpastes and soaps, is often made from animal ingredients, but theirs is vegetable-based.
Because Tom's does not add artificial colorants, the appearance of our products may vary from batch to batch.
Artificial flavorings or scents
Tom's of Maine does not use any synthetic flavors, colorants, or scents. The customers that Tom's caters to prefer the fresh, natural taste and smell of herbs, fruits, and flowers (or no scent at all!).
Artificial preservatives (EDTA, formaldehyde, parabens, etc.)
Natural preservatives work as well or better than artificial alternatives. For example, they use rosemary to help guard freshness in our soaps.
Ethylene glycol can be found in hair care products and facial/body washes as a fragrance ingredient, a solvent, and as an aid in controlling viscosity. Tom's of Maine uses water and ingredients derived from corn, coconut and palm kernel oils, and sea salt to control consistency in Tom’s body washes, and natural fragrances in all of Tom's products.
Aside from Tom's of Maine liquid hand soap and body wash, which contain wheat protein, all other Tom's of Maine products are gluten-free. They do not use alcohol, casein or caseinate, MSG, wheat, oats, barley, rye, malt, spelt, kamut, HPP, or HVP. None of their flavor oils are grain-distilled. Tom's does not use flour of any kind in their manufacturing process for conveyor belts or for any other purpose, and their containers are not dusted with flour before filling.
Grapefruit seed extract
Studies have shown that natural preparations of this ingredient do not show antimicrobial activity; instead, it is commercial preparations that include synthetic antimicrobials or preservatives that show antimicrobial activity due to those artificial ingredients. Tom's instead uses hops for their natural antimicrobial action in their deodorants. (Armando, C., Maythe, S., Beatriz, N. P. Antioxidant activity of grapefruit seed extract on vegetable oils. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 1997 Dec:77(4):463-467.)
Parabens are used as fragrance ingredients or as preservatives. Tom's of Maine relies instead on natural preservatives and ingredients.
Tom's of Maine does not use bleach or peroxide in our whitening toothpastes; instead they use silica from sand to clean your teeth and create a whiter appearance.
Phthalates are used to improve the performance of some personal care/cosmetic products (for example, to fix fragrance in a formula), but Tom's of Maine has always avoided this class of ing:" ": and rely on the naturally delicious tastes of fruits and herbs to flavor our toothpastes.
Tom's of Maine relies on naturally sourced zinc instead of triclosan to fight tartar.
Slide floss between teeth to clean and remove debris.
About Tom's of Maine
The concept of natural personal care—products made without artificial or animal ingredients or chemicals—is one whose time has come. Tom's of Maine has been at the forefront of this innovative idea since their founding in 1970, and thanks to this early leadership, today it is the number one natural care brand, with nearly 200 employees and 90 oral and body care products found at more than 40,000 retail outlets across the country and world.
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I hope they aren't stopping making this because it is great! It is like the flat ribbon style that gets in between small spaces but still gets in the large areas as well. Sensitive teeth like it and it's fiber instead of the usual plastic (which bothers me as it is too sharp and not eco-friendly.) Tastes pleasant and lasts a long time each roll.
I love the durability and strength of this floss. It seems to really clean in between the teeth very well.
A nice heavy floss that gets out the debris.
I think it is an excellent floss. It feels more like a tape. Its gentle on the gums and cleans between the teeth very well. Toms is the only floss I can use when my gums feel irritated. My hygienist said that my gums are much healthier now then she saw me first time. I also floss my child's teeth with Toms floss, it very gentle on her gums. This floss finishes fast though.
the best floss I've ever tried...period!
I have used this product for years. It's a little thicker and wider than the usual dental floss and so it really cleans in between the teeth.
My periodontist tells me that my teeth will fall out if I don't floss 3 times a day, so I gladly floss 3 times a day. I like the highly functional dispenser for the floss, and I like the spearmint flavor. The floss does the trick and I still have my teeth!
Love it- it is a bit thicker floss which I like-
Love the fact that it is more natural than most, but it is very thick, may mean it works well, but not the easiest to use
This is the best dental tape there is! And Lucky vitamin has a great price!
Works well and doesn't shred
This is my favorite floss. It slides easily in between my teeth and feels like it cleans those crevices the toothbrush just can't quite get. It doesn't leave a waxy feeling on my teeth.
Excellent product.....i really feel like i am getting the best flossing result possible.