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Cocofloss Dental Floss Review!

We want to bring attention to one of our favorite dental floss we've ever tried. Although we have been devout users of Reach Mint Waxed floss by Johnson and Johnson for many years, we are not against trying out different types of floss. So without further ado, here are our thoughts on the Cocofloss dental floss.

What is Cocofloss?

Cocofloss is "premium" floss made of more than 500 polyester filaments that are coated with a vegan wax, coconut oil and one of 5 yummy flavors which are Delicious Mint, Fresh Coconuts, Cara Cara Orange, Strawberries and "Coco and Mint (50/50)". There are currently 3 seasonal flavors which are Summer Watermelon, Vanilla Bean and Dark Chocolate They all come in a nicely packaged and colorful box made of 100% recycled paper and is free of parabens, SLS, and PFAS.

What are the benefits of Cocofloss?

Cocofloss claims that their grime-catching filaments provide a superior cleansing than floss that is smooth and flat because cocofloss doesn't "slip and slide". From personal experience I can agree with this statement, I always recommend that my patients use floss that is "gritty" so that it can "scrub", disturb and remove plaque when it comes in contact with it and cocofloss does a great job at doing this! Watch the video below to better understand how cocofloss works.

They also claim that flossing with cocofloss will help with whitening, freshening and reducing inflammation by scrubbing all the yellow sticky plaque away, leaving your teeth smooth, sparkling, and bright. The coconut oil, which is a natural antimicrobial, will aid in soothing your gums. However, I personally don't think the coconut oil can have much of an antimicrobial effect for the gums since it doesn't have a significant amount of it and/or stays around the gums for a sufficient amount of time, usually 15-20 minutes is required according to this oil pulling study by Vagish Kumar L. Shanbhag from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

My final thoughts on Cocofloss:

I've certainly enjoyed using Cocofloss for the past few weeks. This floss has been very effective at removing food and plaque, it smells good and tastes very yummy and I can't wait to try the Wild Hibiscus and Summer Watermelon. I would say the only downside to cocofloss is the cost of it, $9 USD for 32 yards of cocofloss is a little more than I would like to pay, especially when Reach Mint Waxed floss is just as effective as cocofloss in my opinion and it costs much less per yard!

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