The Good: They are inexpensive, Decent mint flavor, They work, Durable
The Bad: Generates a lot of waste!
The Basics: Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers are cool and worth getting, even if they generate a lot more garbage than regular dental floss.
When it comes to oral care products, my wife is well ahead of me in finding cool new products. She picked up a bag of Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers. The package of 75 Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers has so many positive aspects that it is almost difficult for me to factor in the environmental impact of them. And yet, there we have it; these would be perfect if they did not generate so much extra garbage! Someday, Plackers is going to make a metal dental flosser using a spool of dental floss that only generate the usual floss waste. That might well be a perfect product when it is created. Until then, we have the disposable Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers and they are very cool.
Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers comes in a 75 unit pack and, for me, that represents about three months of oral care. Each Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers is a white, nylon thread that is attached to a solid green plastic holder that is 3 1/4" long, 1” wide, and just over 1/16” thick. The floss is solidly held taut between two tines (like a pitchfork). Each Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers has a 3/4" piece of dental floss suspended between the tines.
To dispense Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers, simply open the bag and pull one out. Then reseal the bag.
Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers are and incredibly simple product to use. After the Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers is pulled out of the package, stick it in your mouth with the floss side in and stick it between your teeth. After the Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers is between a pair of teeth, gently move it back and forth, loosening up any matter that has gotten trapped between your teeth and gums. Repeat with each tooth. Anything that the floss portion cannot get may be poked out with the toothpick on the back side of the Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers. Snapping off the tab of the back exposes a pointed toothpick that allows the Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers to be used as a normal toothpick would be.
The first few times one uses Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers, or any dental floss, the results will be pretty gross; that’s normal. The material that comes out of your mouth the first time you floss is tartar, plaque and – most importantly – food and other materials that is literally rotting in your mouth. As it rots, it wears away at the enamel on your teeth and destroys your gums, forcing an immune response.
But, the Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers are durable and absolutely work. Not one of them has snapped on me. Also pretty cool is the fact that the Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers do taste lightly of mint, which comes off in the clean gums, which effectively freshens breath some.
Ultimately, Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers are durable, efficient, and cool, despite the fact that they are disposable and thus generate quite a bit of waste.
For other oral care items, check out my reviews of:
Crest Pro-Health Clean Cinnamon toothpaste
Aim Mint Wax Nylon Dental Floss
G-U-M Mint Waxed Butlerweave Dental Floss
For other health and beauty product reviews, be sure to visit my Health and Beauty Review Index Page for an organized listing.
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