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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 08-20-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Poll:What Dental Floss Do You Use?

I know, kind of a personal question.

Here's my history and situation. I started flossing many years ago. The first brand I used was Johnson & Johnson. Then when off to college on a college budget, I just got the cheapest one by the yard.

Fast forward to the present. I was still getting the cheapest by the yard, but my dental implant could change everything . The gap between my implant and surrounding teeth are a bit tight, so for that area I'm leaning towards Oral-B Satin (which my dentist gives out after each cleaning) or Crest Glide (I believe actually made by Oral -B).

Decisions...Decisions...

For my voting...I selected a combination. Because of the implant tight area, I'll probably use Oral-B or Glide on the top (for that area) and whatever is cheapest on the bottom.
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I'll probably use Oral-B or Glide on the top (for that area) and whatever is cheapest on the bottom.
Wow. You're really going to use several brands for one complete flossing?

I've been using Glide for years. I also have some teeth that are 'tight'. I pull off a strand of Glide, floss my teeth, and move on to brushing with my Sonicare toothbrush.


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I use the "good stuff" all around. As frugal as I am, do I want to complicate things even more by using different floss for different teeth? Simplify my friend, simplify.

Soon, we will feel so fortunate to have any teeth left to floss. I am going to pamper them. Yes, siree. Can't grow new ones, you know?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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That reminds me:

A dentist once said, "Oh, by the way, you don't have to floss all of your teeth...."
The young patient's ears perked up, as they disliked flossing, and preferred to skip it entirely.
The dentist continued, "...you only have to floss the ones you want to keep!"

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I have large hands so I use floss bows. Last time I bought, I got the cheapest ones I could find. I like to save money, but I will never do that again.
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I use dental floss with the handle since is a pain to reach the back of my big mouth. I the generic brand from bed bath beyond and save over 25% versus buying brand. But you need to test each brand since some floss are thicker/thinner than others.
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Like Jeff Foxworthy said to his dentist who asked when was the last time he flossed.........."The last time I flossed........um, YOU did it"
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A patient, sitting in a dental chair, tells his dentist,
"Sorry, but I was so busy I did not have time to floss and brush before this appointment"
His dentist replies,
"Don't worry about it. I did not have time to wash my hands either."
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I got some cheap floss from CVS (some generic brand) about a month ago and it's horrible. The substance that's on the floss (it's supposed to be waxed) disolves so the floss gets really slippery. I'll use it up still, but end up wasting as I have to pull out a larger length to get a good grip on the string.
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I use of those JNJ Reach Access Flossers.
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johnson and johnson reach brand floss. 55 yards are about a buck at walmart. mint wax or plain wax. Generic store brand is maybe 5-10 cents cheaper but doesn't seem to be as strong and the wax isn't as good. Also hurts my fingers.

I have tight teeth spacing, so can't use the oral B or glide type as my teeth tear the floss too easily.

I don't understand how using two types would make sense?? I usually roll off 1.5-2 feet of floss and do my whole mouth. Much less and I end up needing a second set of floss. Always make sure I have at least an extra wrap around the finger or two left over so I can keep a grip.
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I use Super floss.It has a stiff end for threading in tight spaces .If I did not use that I would have to use a threader because of caps some of my teeth are too close for regular floss.
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J&J. I tried a couple of the generic ones, but they shredded and/or caught on my teeth! My dentist told me not to use Glide or its equivalent unless I flossed each tooth about 6 times. It appears the brand is too slippery and doesn't take off the plaque as well as the non-Glide/equivalent brands.
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J&J Reach waxed floss in mint or plain. Have found it for a buck at the dollar store. Don't care that much for Glide or Oral B Satin. Generic brands have been less than satisfactory.
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Wow can't believe it. 15 posts on this? At least I have an excuse- recovering from detached retina.
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Oral B Ultra Floss. Have been using it for years - it's a little stretchy and textured which seems to work well for me. Unfortunately, our local stores don't seem to carry it anymore. So I ordered in bulk from Amazon a few months back - about a year's supply.
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johnson and johnson reach brand floss. 55 yards are about a buck at walmart. mint wax or plain wax. Generic store brand is maybe 5-10 cents cheaper but doesn't seem to be as strong and the wax isn't as good. Also hurts my fingers.

I have tight teeth spacing, so can't use the oral B or glide type as my teeth tear the floss too easily.

I don't understand how using two types would make sense?? I usually roll off 1.5-2 feet of floss and do my whole mouth. Much less and I end up needing a second set of floss. Always make sure I have at least an extra wrap around the finger or two left over so I can keep a grip.
As far as two types, rather than just tossing and wasting the crappy floss, I'll use that for my bottom teeth where there is no problem getting between the gaps. For the good stuff, I'll use a brand that I can get between that tight gap. At least that's my logic.


I just got back from CVS and picked up one made by CVS that's called "Advanced Fiber Dental Floss." Of course, as soon as I got home, I had to give the floss a test. It seems to work well, cheap price, got between that gap and doesn't tear.

http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-deta...#productTabs-5


I might have to stock up .
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I voted "other". My dentist is incredibly cool, really really wants me to floss regularly, and has figured out what a cheapskate I am. Plus, he likes me because I was his first patient after dental school. So, he gives me a shopping bag full of free dental floss samples every time I see him. He tries to give me "the good stuff" out of whatever samples he has, and while they differ from time to time I like whatever brands he has given me. I haven't had to pay for dental floss in over a dozen years.

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Walmart Equate waxed. I think it's $.88.

I used to think flossing was gross, it made me gag and was an extra thing to do in the morning. Then I had some bleeding during a dental cleaning and got referred to a periodontist and saw the light!

I made myself get past the gagging and gross factor and I am now a devoted flosser. I also treated myself to a Sonicare toothbrush (found a bargain on Amazon or eBay) and between the flossing and the Sonicare my teeth and gums are stunning. My dental cleanings are quick and easy.

The Sonicare brushes are expensive but Amazon has them for a good price if you get a subscription. I extended the subscription time because I didn't need another shipment so there was no extra cost.
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