Dr. Tung's Smart Floss - 30 Yards / 27 m
Dr. Tungs Smart Floss with New Biodegradable Dispenser! There's no other floss quite like Dr.Tung's Smart Floss. It stretches and expands into interdental spaces for better removal of plaque and food particles. This high-performance floss is suitable for everyone - people with tight spaces, wider spaces... even braces.
This revolutionary floss is also great for gums. You see, Smart Floss dental floss is gentler on gums because it is cushion-soft and can stretch. Unlike those other flosses with no spring that can often hurt gums, and fingers!
Smart Floss dental floss is clinically proven to be more effective than regular floss. It has been shown to remove up to 40% more plaque than some of the most popular flosses, i.e. regular waxed and unwaxed flosses and PTFE monofilament floss (compare to Glide).
Even electric or manual flossers which claim to be as effective as regular floss are no match for Smart Floss. Smart Floss can clean around the teeth and reach deeper into the interdental spaces, leaving teeth cleaner and you smiling longer!
Now there's no excuse to use a less effective floss.
- Natural cardamom flavor for a vibrant fresh feeling!
- Lightly waxed with natural wax blend (no petrochemical wax)
- Biodegradable container
Experimentation In Plaque Control In the Interproximal Spaces Using Dental Floss: Genoa University, Medicine & Surgery Faculty, Preventive Dentistry dept. January 2004
Smart Floss, which expands during use and, specifically, when subjected to mechanical tension delivers better interdental plaque removal and helps reduce gingival bleeding.
Certification of the efficacy of Smart Floss dental floss by comparison with other marketed dental floss types.
Trial Materials & Methods
The supposed efficacy of Smart Floss was verified by comparison with three of the most widely used and marketed types of dental floss, in order to verify which was best suited to the needs of the patients examined.
The trial involved 40 patients divided into 4 groups.
- The first group used a waxed dental floss (green container), with the following technical characteristics: Regular, PA 6.6, Dtex 940/136, similar to Oral B traditional waxed dental floss.
- The second group used a monofilament dental floss (light blue container), with the following technical characteristics: PTFE, Dtex 1200, folded, slightly waxed similar to Crest Glide Floss.
- The third used a fine dental floss (neutral container), with the following technical characteristics: Fine, PA 6.6, Dtex 700/104), similar to Butler Fine unwaxed floss.
- The fourth group used Smart Floss floss (white container).
The bacterial plaque index – applying O'LEARY's (PCR) technique, using a bi-tonal plaque indicator – was measured in each patient at the beginning and end of the trial:
The patients did not have professional oral hygiene care but were instructed in oral hygiene technique with the use of toothbrush and dental floss.
The patients were re-examined after two weeks.
All patients had integral anatomical papillary structure. They were not informed of the type of dental floss used.
All patients showed clinical improvement from the first to the second examination two weeks later, independent of the type of dental floss used.
The inter-group differences are significant, in particular with reference to the plaque index: the use of Smart Floss delivered a mean reduction of almost 70%, notably superior to other flosses.
Further, Smart Floss was more efficacious with respect to the other dental flosses in the removal of dental plaque in patients with moderate to severe parodontitis.
- Smart Floss users showed superior plaque reduction - between 33.9% and 58% better than each of the 3 individual flosses.
- Smart Floss users showed superior plaque reduction - 43.92% better than the average of the other three dental flosses.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Smart Floss eco-friendly?
Smart Floss is one of the most eco-friendly, effective dental flosses available.
Container: Smart Floss is the first dental floss with a container made with EcoPure biodegradable additive. This ensures faster breakdown if it ends up in a landfill or any active microbial environment. In addition, you can easily recycle the container (it is made of recyclable PP).
Wax: To ensure comfortable flossing and to keep the fibers performing effectively, Dr. Tung's uses a small amount of a vegetable and bees wax blend. To this they add their acclaimed cardamom oil aroma. They do not use petrochemical waxes or artificial flavors.
Floss material: Like many flosses, Smart Floss is made of polyester fibers. Unlike other flosses, Smart Floss is made in a proprietary, patented process which gives that softer, expanded effect while flossing. This makes it up to 55% more effective in removing plaque. Why don't they use a natural material, such as silk or cotton? They have opted not to use silk due to the heavy processing and the treatment of the silkworms. Plus it cannot be processed in the same way as Smart Floss and thus would be less effective in removing plaque. At one time in the past, cotton was used as dental floss, but it is not used for floss anymore as it tends to fray or break easily or is harsher on gums and not as effective.
How do you use Smart Floss?
- Wrap 18" (45cm) of floss around fingers & draw tight.
- Tug and release. The floss expands!
- Slide floss between teeth, curve it around tooth and clean between tooth and gum with gentle up and down motion.
- Repeat using a clean section between each tooth.
What are the ingredients in Smart Floss?
Smart Floss is flavored with a natural cardamom flavor and lightly coated with a vegetable/bees wax blend. It contains beeswax plus one or more of candelila, carnauba and rice bran wax. The wax does not contain genetically modified ingredients, known allergens or phthalates and is gluten-free.
Natural Dental Products That People Love
Dr. Tung's products have grown out of a passion for bringing healthy smiles naturally. Since their small beginnings, Dr. Tung's has always been on the leading edge - they introduced the first commercially available tongue cleaner in 1997, before tongue cleaning was commonly known in the USA, and they now provide innovative products for fresher breath and healthier smiles to major natural supermarkets and health stores across the country.
Dr. Tung's Mission:
Their philosophy is based on the concept of "total health” - an approach which emphasizes the role of oral hygiene in overall health. Good oral health is an integral part of overall health, and they integrate modern and traditional knowledge to produce highly effective products.
To deliver more effective, nature-based oral care products which contribute to improved health and well-being.
Offer high-quality benefits with the smallest possible environmental footprint.
They use only natural ingredients, mostly wildcrafted and organic, and have a long-term commitment to recyclable and biodegradable materials. Most of their plastic is made with EcoPure, an additive that allows the microbes in an active microbial environment to colonize on the plastic and digest the polymer.
Yes. Teeth, breath and gums love Dr. Tung's!
Dr. Tung's donates 1% of profits to groups that help build better lives for sentient beings on planet earth, including the Thula Thula Rhino Fund.