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Dental Floss? What's that? 13 10.24%
What ever is cheapest 10 7.87%
Oral B or Glide for tight spaces 43 33.86%
Store brand - CVS, Walmart, etc 20 15.75%
A combination of various brands 20 15.75%
Other 21 16.54%
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:24 PM   #61
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I just bought a 6 pack of Glide at Costco last week. Its the only kind I can use without it breaking. Don't know if it is competitive price wise. You might be able to find it on Costco's web site if you are not a member.
Glide is the free sample my dentist gives me after each cleaning. I think Glide is probably considered the best brand and CVS went ahead and changed their advanced fiber style to imitate Glide. At least that's what I read on reviews (of disappointed users) at CVS' site. Why did CVS kill such a good product?

I have a tooth implant that every time after eating, food get caught in a gap between the implant and another tooth. Cheap floss misses the trapped food. Glide works, but may take a try or two. CVS Advanced works so well.

Doing some homework , Walgreens has one called "Walgreens Hi-Tech Dental Floss" with good reviews. I'm gonna have to buy a pack to try out. Hopefully, Hi-Tech is a copy of what CVS had.
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Be sure to rinse and store a few strands of favorite floss in case it goes out of production...
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You can also save used dental floss and weave it into dryer sheets, I understand.


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Glide from Costco is the only floss for me.
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Oral B Essential Floss waxed - been using that for many years. I have caps done on 2 teeth and this floss works well in between gaps.


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Old 12-15-2015, 08:13 PM   #66
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DentoTape. The really wide tape. Jerry Seinfeld turned me on to the stuff.
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Old 12-16-2015, 01:42 PM   #67
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Thanks for reviving this thread. I had a deep cleaning this summer but am still struggling with pockets although I floss every day and get my teeth cleaned every four months. Reading this thread, my problem may be that I use Oral B Satin or Glide and these flosses are not adequately removing the plaque. I googled and confirmed that this is a problem with those slippery flosses. And yes, my dentist also gives me free samples of Glide and has never asked me what type of floss I use. As I have tight teeth, I may have to use unwaxed floss or find a waxed floss made for tight teeth.
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Okay. So, I've been doing some more floss reading. One article, by a dentist says the best kind of floss is "The one that you will use." In other words, personal preference. If you find one you like, then there's more likelihood that you'd floss and not skip.

I went ahead and bought 2 packs (buy 1 get one 50% off) of the CVS replacement of that one that I loved. Just to try out and see for me thumbs up or thumbs down. Then I tried to buy the Walgreens Hi-Tech Floss but after going to two Walgreens, they were nowhere to be found. With further reading, looks like "Hi Tech" floss is newer floss, that works well for tight teeth and the floss doesn't shred. Plus, a stores besides Walgreens, such as Kroger or Meijer carry their own. The next time I stop by Meijer, I'm gonna have to pick up a pack to try.

Update: Tested out the newer CVS floss which goes by "CVS EaseBetween Original Dental Floss, Fresh Mint". Initially, I thought, this is almost like the old stuff. Feels pretty close, but later noticed, that this does have some shredding whereas the old did not. I'm still searching for a decent replacement . I'll have to try out that Hi Tech from Meijer.
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I must have missed this thread when it originally was posted. Having read it, I am actually astonished that no one uses a water flosser. At my dentist's strong recommendation, I use a WaterPik.


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Thanks for reviving this thread. I had a deep cleaning this summer but am still struggling with pockets although I floss every day and get my teeth cleaned every four months. Reading this thread, my problem may be that I use Oral B Satin or Glide and these flosses are not adequately removing the plaque. I googled and confirmed that this is a problem with those slippery flosses. And yes, my dentist also gives me free samples of Glide and has never asked me what type of floss I use. As I have tight teeth, I may have to use unwaxed floss or find a waxed floss made for tight teeth.
I build up plaque very easily. What my dentist recommend is that I use a water flosser. I have a WaterPik. You may find it will work for well for you.
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I don't floss (What??) but I use Doctor's brush picks. My dentist and the hygienist said my teeth were good and I can keep on using them, so I do. Flossing is a bit more messy and violent.


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I'm using the Reach Access flosser. It's not early-retirement friendly at 15 to 20 cents per floss, but it's very convenient and I hate wrapping floss around my fingers.
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I went ahead a picked up a couple packs of Meijer Hi Tech dental floss today. The moment of truth came after dinner. I'd grade this an "A" as for ability to get debris out and comfort. So, my ratings go like:

CVS Advanced Fiber (no longer made): A++ (debris removal), A++ (comfort), A++ overall

Meijer Hi Tech : A (debris removal), A (comfort), A overall

Glide: B + (debris removal), A (comfort), A - overall

CVS Ease Between (replaced CVS Advanced Fiber): C - (debris removal), C + (comfort), C: overall

* comfort defined both by how the floss feels between the teeth than grip and feel around fingers.

As you can tell, I've given this a lot of thought .
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I use Plackers ultra-thin microflossers. I am careful as I pull it out so I don't pull out my fillings or crowns. I just can't get my hands in there with regular floss. Some of my fillings and crowns are very close together and regular floss is too thick. I also use a Waterpik afterwards followed by my Emmident ultrasonic toothbrush.


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I ordered a pack of Johnson & Johnson Reach Floss, Total Care to test out. It has positive reviews. I'm still looking for that floss replacement of my favorite so I stock up big time.
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Just had a chance to try "Johnson & Johnson Reach Floss, Total Care, Mint".

This is a direct competitor to Glide as it is marketed as like Glide but easier to grip. This is pretty good stuff. I think it does even a better job at getting particles out than Glide. MY teeth feel really clean now. But like Glide this floss does have a tendency to get wet, but doesn't slip off the fingers. This is definitely the loudest floss I've used. Sounds almost as loud as someone cracking their knuckles (no kidding).

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A++ on debris removal, B - on comfort, A+ overall
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I se my sister in law every three months and pay her $40.00. She is of course a dental hyg. Been doing this for 10 years.


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I have tight spaced teeth that will shred most common floss. The Hi-tech trademark floss works better than any other I have tried - it is stranded and not over waxed.
The trick is to tie it into a loop (~11"L tied ~2.25"dia) for better purchase - works great.
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I tried that "Johnson and Johnson Reach" again this afternoon (I ate an apple). That's really good stuff. It is premium floss as there's only 30 yds to a package where most have 57 yds. But, the floss does a really good job at removing trapped particles. What's nice is I could control to make the floss soft for tight just by pulling whereas most floss are just one shape.
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Do you see your SIL at the dental office she works at? Is there also an exam fee? That is a very low fee for a cleaning.
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