Dental Lace Refillable Floss®

overall Rating:

2.75

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Alexcia Anusevicius
3/22/2021
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Silk dental floss is a sustainable alternative to plastic floss. The compostable floss comes packaged in a refillable glass container with a stainless steel cap automatically making it the more eco-friendly choice amongst what is commercially available. The company and founders themselves have a passion for sustainability and make it a direct objective to provide consumers with a quality product that does its job without compromising our environment. Overall this is a great product and the company is very responsive to customer feedback as they are continuously seeking out ways to improve.

what it's made of:

2.75

Dental Lace refillable floss is made from 100% silk floss, organic peppermint oil, candelilla wax. The floss comes packaged in a refillable glass container with a stainless steel cap and two 33 meter spools. The refill floss comes with two 33 meter spools and does not have a plastic spool. With all the plastic that has ever been produced and still exists on the planet in some form, it also includes plastic floss. Silk floss decomposes much faster and can take as little as 3-6 months to compost in a commercial facility or 6-10 months in your home compost bin. Automatically making is a sustainable alternative to whats conventionally available on the market. The only complaint I have read so far is that consumers do receive bits of plastic packaging so it is not entirely plastic free but the silk itself is a lot more eco-friendly.

how it's made:

2.5

Dental Lace refillable floss is made using Ahimsa peace silk. This means they are made from a byproduct of peace silk wherein they complete their metamorphosis before the silk is collected. This means that the silkworms are free to hatch before their cocoons are collected and turned into floss. While with other forms of silk, the moths are killed in production and can be an issue to some consumers especially those who are vegan and do not support animal cruelty in any form.

The silk floss comes in a refillable glass or metal container with a stainless-steel lid and a thin plastic layer around the container which claims to prevent it from shattering in case it is ever dropped. Once you have used up your floss, you can simply order new silk floss refills which is considerate and encourages consumers to reuse their existing glass containers.

who makes it:

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The founder Jodi used her passion for oral hygiene, sustainability and research to craft a brand that eliminates the need for waste in everyday oral care. When it occurred to Jodi that floss lacked an eco-friendly floss alternative and well-designed zero waste container for people to use, she and her husband decided to get to work. They eventually developed a product that would positively benefit people’s smiles and the planet.“For every person in the U.S. who flosses their teeth according to ADA recommendations, just the empty floss dispensers alone would fill a landfill the size of a football field six stories high.” This shocking statistic drives them to continue spreading awareness about the large environmental impact one small habit like flossing can make. When you decide to take the step to eco-friendly flossing, you are making a mindful purchase that positively impacts people and our planet. Dental Lace Refillable Floss® is a 99% zero waste, refillable and eco-friendly dental floss. Choose from either 100% silk or plant-based vegan floss options both of which are biodegradable.