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what are the benefits of using charcoal floss?
by connie gregson, friendly head of r+d at hello products Published: May 21, 2019
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about the author
Connie is our Director of R+D, which not only means she created the formulations for our products, but that she has more degrees than a thermometer. One of her degrees is an MS in food biochemistry, and she was a research scientist in Pepsi’s Product Innovation Group before deciding to focus cavity prevention and optimized oral health. When she’s not climbing, hiking, ultra-marathoning, playing guitar or making awesome brownies with chickpea flour, she’s whipping up the most naturally friendly oral care products around. If you let us know you’re coming for a visit, Connie might be able to craft a custom paste for you….or maybe just rock some of her awesome brownies for you.
Photo: friends flossing and brushing teeth
Ah, charcoal. The mysterious black substance that’s darkening the mouths of folks the whole world over – and for good reason!
Using a charcoal toothpaste is a great move if you’re looking for gentle whitening, but a top-notch oral care routine isn’t complete without flossing as well. And no, we’re not talking about the famed dance move – although we will be impressed if you cut a rug while you brush (just be careful to get all the toothpaste in the sink).
Here’s why you should take the time to floss on the regular, and consider reaching for charcoal dental floss while you’re at it.
The magic of flossing
In addition to making your mouth feel ultra clean, there’s research that backs up flossing’s effectiveness at improving oral health. Many studies have shown that adding flossing to your oral hygiene routine results in a reduction in mild gum disease compared to a routine that features brushing alone. If you’re not sure whether to floss before or after you brush, rest assured that there isn’t consensus on the matter in the dental community either. If you’re prone to procrastination, we recommend you get your floss on prior to brushing – but the most important thing is just that you get the job done, not when it gets done.
why use charcoal floss?
Charcoal floss is a great option for folks who want to switch fully to the dark side (charcoal toothpaste, charcoal mouthwash, charcoal floss, charcoal house…) and the awesome feeling when you’re done will leave you at a floss for words.
Photo: charcoal hemp toothpaste
Best part? Charcoal floss provides a level of clean that you can clearly see: because charcoal floss is black in color, it allows you to witness exactly how much plaque and food debris you’re removing from your mouth. Slightly gross, yes, but also extremely gratifying. Better out than in, right? In addition, if you’ve been having issues motivating loved ones to floss, added visibility can go a long way.
have a fling with your string.shop activated charcoal-infused floss
Actually seeing the gunk being flossed out has been shown to significantly increase hesitant-flosser motivation levels… in our households, at least.
Here at hello, we’ve created a charcoal floss that’s durable enough to not rip easily, but gentle enough not to irritate your gums either. As you may have gathered, naturally friendly products are kind of our jam. So if you’re ready to step up your brushing routine, grab yourself a spool of charcoal and get to work – our floss is your gain.