I was introduced to this new invention – the “Gummy Floss”. No doubt an original patent which, as a proto type, seems to have the following advantages: May remove more plaque from the interproximal area for its larger contact surface. Can vary in diameter and hence fit various widths of interproximal areas. Does not cause bleeding following penetration of the contact point. Easy to use, and hold. Colorful and attractive. Can be used by any age if taught to do so. If tears, does not leave any filaments in between the teeth. Has the potential of adding flavors to the “Gummy Floss”. Has the potential of adding fluoride, CHX etc. Said all the above, I have no doubt that this interesting and unique patent has a great potential to develop into a leading primary prevention device in dentistry.
It’s more comfortable and easier to use than regular floss. I would gladly have my infant boy try it.
My patients and I both tried and enjoyed the Gummy Floss™. The method, the idea and its application make daily cleaning easier thus facilitating the therapeutic effect too.
The medical grade of Gummy floss is far smoother and softer than regular dental floss and my adult patients find their flexibility convenient for intra-oral manipulation. They don’t get jammed between the teeth like regular floss, which then strips off strands that are the devil to remove. Gummyfloss elements are easy to use and, with their small flexible ring at each end, don’t slip through your fingers. I have started using them with younger patients in their run up to orthodontic treatment, to improve their overall caries and for the elimination of incipient marginal gingivitis. The kids have taken to them very well.
I just received your prototype of the gummyfloss and immediately tried it. It was very easy to hold and did not hurt my fingers wrapping it like I normally do with floss. I always tell my patients to leave no more than about an inch between your fingers so you can control the floss better and I was able to do that with this floss. It was the correct thickness for me . It did break easily but I know that this is not the final product… I cannot wait to show it to my patients in the office. It is the best new floss product that I have seen in a long time. I Will let you know more after I try this product further. I think it will be fun for my young patients.
I think that they are a WONDERFUL idea! I was shocked by how small they were, but found that the fit nicely over both my hands and my husband’s big “manly” fingers. While they worked great, and were easy to use, I found that the one I tried broke in a particularly tight contact (I have an inter-proximal filling on that tooth). I know that the final product will be considerable stronger, so maybe that issue will be resolved then. But overall, I think they are effective and fun. I will be excited to see how the product will develop overtime, especially the flavored ones. I am a fan and will be keeping an eye out for future developments!!
I have always hated flossing my teeth , and have tried every conceivable gadget on the market. The Gummy Floss, is the first product that i have used that made it easy and painless to do the job. What a relief to finally find something that makes me want to floss.