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Old 10-26-2008, 03:05 AM   #1
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Dental floss in bulk

I love this new reach cleanpaste tartar control dental floss...it's the best floss I have ever used. It gets my teeth cleaner than any other floss. I have all 4 wisdom teeth still in and I floss them all so I go through a lot of floss.

My problem is that this stuff keeps getting more and more expensive and I would like to buy a case of it or some similar "rope" type floss but I can't seem to find any anywhere...and I searched for hours and hours online and even called the company that makes it.

I just wanted to see if anyone knew anywhere that sells dental floss in bulk?

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Old 10-26-2008, 03:41 AM   #2
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Funny I have the opposite problem... more floss than I need. Every time I go to the dentist I get two new containers of floss gratis. But since I use floss picks instead, I have no use for them. Anyone know of a charity that will accept my floss
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Free4Now, sometimes I tell the hygienist I don't want the floss, or give it to SO. I stopped using floss some years ago when a gap developed between a couple of my teeth and I started using plastic toothpicks with brushes at one end, every time I eat. Hygienists don't know I stopped flossing and tell me to keep doing whatever I'm doing. Those products are a lot cheaper than dental procedures.
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I think we have a successor to dryer sheets here.

You can re-use it, replace your shoelaces, wrap your packages, go fishing, put in hair extensions, emergency tourniquets, make a garrotte. I could go on and on.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:58 AM   #5
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Check with a dental supply house. Your dentist can tell you who they use. I think Patterson Dental is one of the big companies that has branches all over.

I got 80 toothbrushes and sample toothpastes donated by them when I went to Mongolia, so I could give them out to the kids in the villages. DH brought candy--he was way more popular!
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Funny I have the opposite problem... more floss than I need. Every time I go to the dentist I get two new containers of floss gratis. But since I use floss picks instead, I have no use for them. Anyone know of a charity that will accept my floss
ditto....besides, when you are waiting for the dentist, you have opportunity to snag more if you needed more!
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Let us all take a moment to reflect on the passing of our youth. Instead of discussing sex, drugs, and rock and roll we are discussing dental floss.

Coincidentally, I was thinking the same thing (bulk purchase) when last week we purchased seven containers of Long's Drugs Hi Tech Waxed Floss (more like dental tape than floss). This is the best stuff out there. It doesn't slip through your fingers, yet slides between the teeth and doesn't shred.

Our dentist gives you Glide Floss, which I just can't hold onto, or some thin stuff that gets stuck and shreds.

Once you go Long's Drugs Hi Tech Waxed Floss, you never go back.
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Let us all take a moment to reflect on the passing of our youth. Instead of discussing sex, drugs, and rock and roll we are discussing dental floss..............

.....and household mold problems.....

I buy floss in bulk packs at Costco, usually with their semi annual coupon book. I like the Glide, but I'm open to wild and crazy new ideas.
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Our dentist gives you Glide Floss, which I just can't hold onto, or some thin stuff that gets stuck and shreds.
Once you go Long's Drugs Hi Tech Waxed Floss, you never go back.
I shred a lot of floss around the edges of my fillings. Guess I'll have to try some of this stuff.

Can I recycle it to restring my rock&roll guitar?
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I think we have a successor to dryer sheets here.

You can re-use it, replace your shoelaces, wrap your packages, go fishing, put in hair extensions, emergency tourniquets, make a garrotte. I could go on and on.
You forgot crocheting it into a really cool and useful non-polluting 'green' shopping bag!

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Can I recycle it to restring my rock&roll guitar?

I'm sure about the answer to this one!

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I think we have a successor to dryer sheets here.

You can re-use it, replace your shoelaces, wrap your packages, go fishing, put in hair extensions, emergency tourniquets, make a garrotte. I could go on and on.
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Care to join the "I wash and re-wash my floss" club?
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Let us all take a moment to reflect on the passing of our youth. Instead of discussing sex, drugs, and rock and roll we are discussing dental floss.
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Once you go Long's Drugs Hi Tech Waxed Floss, you never go back.
Sounds like we can solve both issues if only Doc Johnson would branch into dental floss.
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You forgot crocheting it into a really cool and useful non-polluting 'green' shopping bag!
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or how about a really cute string bikini?
hey, we can gross out the young "perfect body" types at the beach. didn't we get grossed out ourselves at that age?
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Thanks everyone.

It's harder to find floss in bulk than I would have guessed...it seems I can get just about everything else in bulk.

I agree on the glide floss. My problem with that floss is that it does exactly what it's supposed to...........slide easily in and out.....while not taking anything with it!

I used to use the regular floss for decades until the new "rope" style came out and I was hooked as soon as I felt how much cleaner my teeth got with it.

Once I started on this floss there is no going back to the old stuff.

I should also mention that I use 5 feet of floss at a time......the good news is that my teeth are really clean! I have excellent oral hygiene according to the dental hygienist.

I read somewhere that people that floss daily live on average an extra 2 years or something like that.

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I should also mention that I use 5 feet of floss at a time....
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I talk to dentists all day--I gotta ask if any of them have ever heard of someone who uses 5 feet of floss at a time! Amazing. You are a dental hygiene Hall of Famer!
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Is it at Walgreens??
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