The importance of flossing

Flossing with interdental products is an important part of your oral hygiene routine. It helps to prevent gum disease by removing plaque from between your teeth. Plaque contains bacteria that feed on leftover food or sugar in your mouth. If you don’t remove plaque it can eventually harden into a rough substance called tartar which can eventually lead to gum disease. Once tartar has formed along your gum line, only your dentist can remove it.

Studies show that brushing your teeth with a toothbrush does not remove all dental plaque buildup between your teeth. This is where flossing comes in and helps to attack the plaque buildup. Try to make it into a daily routine to use an interdental product before you brush your teeth.

There are many different alternatives to choose from when it comes to interdental products. If you’re not sure which one to pick or which one works best for you, talk to your dentist or try different options until you find an option that works best for you.

We at The Humble Co. offer three types of reliable and innovative flossing products that are good for you and kind to our planet.

Dental floss

Our Humble dental floss is made from nylon and slides easily between your teeth without shredding or breaking. The floss is coated with mint, lemon or cinnamon flavoring as well as xylitol, to ensure that your flossing experience is as efficient, pleasant and effective as possible. The dental floss is ideally suited for tight gaps where an interdental brush won’t fit. If you find flossing with a dental floss difficult, consult your dentist for advice about other ways of cleaning between your teeth.

Floss picks

If you are struggling to use dental floss or if you find it difficult to reach the back teeth – our Humble floss picks will make flossing a piece of cake! The double threading ensures that food debris is effectively removed whilst the shape of the pick promotes easy access to those hard to reach places. Made primarily from corn-starch and packaged in eco-friendly paper packaging, Humble floss picks aim to minimize the stress on our environment whilst providing a first-class experience.

Interdental brushes

Interdental brushes are designed to fit in the spaces between teeth where a toothbrush does not reach. To get the best result, it’s important to choose the right size of the brush. The interdental brush is also the best floss alternative if you have braces. Our innovative interdental brushes are made with a handle from 100% sustainably grown bamboo and with quality nylon bristles from DuPont.

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