Natural Silk Dental Floss BPA-Free by Radius
Coated with pure unsweetened cranberry essence, which is removed during the action of flossing and deposited on the gums to help break up plaque. The floss is spun in natural beeswax to help sliding through tight spaces. Research has shown that the proanthocyanidins present in cranberry essence are effective in reversing and inhibiting the clumping of bacteria that cause plaque and subsequently may help in maintaining good oral hygiene. Plaque is considered the major source of pathogens that cause gingival irritation and periodontal disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is used to make the Vegan Cranberry Floss?
Their completely vegan Cranberry Floss is spun from the finest grade nylon filament. It is then dipped in pure cranberry essence from a premium American supplier and coated in 100% pure, natural candelilla wax which is a plant based wax.
Why should I use a Cranberry Floss?
Cranberry is a natural source of phytochemicals which have been proven to stop unwanted bacteria clinging to surfaces. Cranberry acts as a natural inhibitor to plaque on the surfaces between teeth and helps prevent gum disease.
My teeth are fairly close together. Will this floss work for me?
Their Vegan Cranberry Floss is made from a strong nylon that is meant for tight spaces.
Is the Vegan Cranberry Floss healthy to use?
Of course! Theirr Vegan Cranberry floss contains no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, color, flavor, synthetic waxes, GMO ingredients, and is gluten free.
Is the Cranberry Floss made in the USA?
RADIUS does not manufacture our flosses in the USA. They are manufactured in a family owned, fair trade farm cooperative in Colombia. Our floss is spun under strict quality controls with a guarantee of integrity.
The packaging that I purchased says that the floss is coated in beeswax? Why is that?
RADIUS recently switched manufactures of our flosses and there may still be a few of the older flosses on the market. Their flosses were coated in beeswax at one time, however that is no longer the case. They are now coated in a candelilla wax, which is a plant based wax.
How can I tell the difference between the older packaging and newer packaging?
Their older floss was packaged in a round plastic container and the newer floss is packaged in a square plastic container.
Was this floss tested on animals?
RADIUS products are never tested on animals and we do not affiliate ourselves with any companies that do.
Since the floss is coated in cranberry essence, does that mean it will leave behind an acidic or sugary residue between my teeth?
Absolutely not. The floss is coated in cranberry essence which does not contain the sugars or other ingredients in cranberry juice. The only thing left in the essence is the phyochemicals that stop unwanted bacteria.
How much floss is in one package?
Each floss contains 55 yards per unit. This is 15% more than your average floss supplier.
Why is the floss packaged in a plastic container?
As much as they try to be as environmentally friendly as possible, there are certain things that they cannot change. Their flosses are spooled in a plastic container and then put in a cardboard package. Floss is considered a medical device by the FDA and they require it to be packaged in a plastic container. Since their products are sold in both natural product stores as well as drug/grocery stores, they have to package their floss in a plastic container. They are always looking for new, innovative, and green ideas for packaging, but unfortunately they cannot change their plastic floss container until the laws have changed.
Are the plastic and cardboard containers recyclable?
Absolutely. The plastic container is a #5 recycling code. It is community dependent on whether or not they will accept certain recycling codes. They recommend contacting your local community and asking them about recycling certain products. The cardboard packaging is 100% recyclable.
RADIUS was founded on the Caribbean island of Tortola. James O'Halloran and Kevin Foley were architects who were fascinated by the idea of a functional and enjoyable toothbrush. They were appalled at the small head, hard toothbrushes of the day. Research indicates that the major problem in oral hygiene is that of compliance - people don't use toothbrushes for long enough and tend to keep their toothbrush for too long. Dentists believe that with diligence - teeth and gums could be perfectly maintained for a lifetime. The average brushing time is from 31 to 65 seconds, depending on age or sex. The average toothbrush is thrown away after 10 months. RADIUS aimed to make the toothbrush comfortable, enjoyable and effective. With a mass of very soft bristles, a large head area for low pressur
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