If everyone in the U.S. flossed their teeth according to ADA recommendations, our empty containers alone would fill a landfill the size of a football field that’s 6 stories high in just one year — just for the empty floss dispensers!
Refillable dental floss is a simple and stylish solution. Each new floss purchase comes with a refillable glass container with a 33 yard spool of compostable silk or corn floss.
Refills are available separately in packs of 2 spools (66 yards total!) so you can use your container again and again.
The silk floss is the classic compostable floss we have always carried, and we now have a new compostable vegan corn-based version as well!
Since this floss is biodegradable, it can be a bit more prone to breakage than regular plastic floss; it can sometimes break between very tight spots between your teeth. We offer both silk and corn floss because the silk is a bit sturdier and might be a preferred option if you have tight spaces between your teeth.
The silk floss is made with 100% compostable silk. The other ingredients are candelilla wax and natural mint flavoring.
The vegan floss is made with a compostable corn fiber, candelilla wax and natural mint flavoring.
Floss dispensers are a small glass container with a metal lid. They come in a small kraft recyclable paper box.
Floss refills come in a small kraft recyclable paper box and a compostable paper wrapper.
Manufactured in China.
End of life
The floss is compostable after use, and the container is refillable! The container can also be recycled or passed along to a friend if it doesn't work out for you (but we hope it will!)
I bought silk floss refills with the glass dispenser and it works really well. I love the aesthetics of the glass dispenser, too. I plan to try the corn floss next.
Refillable floss that's biodegradable is great, but the corn floss breaks pretty much every other time I use it. I'll probably stick with it, but it does take some getting used to.
I was a bit concerned after reading the description that said it "may break in tight spots", but I have had no problems at all! I am impressed with the quality of the floss and will definitely continue to purchase.
I love the container because it's plain! It's very easy to use and quite compact. I also like that my teeth feel thoroughly clean after I floss! However, I have a lot of fillings and tight areas, so unfortunately the corn floss itself isn't a great fit for those spots. I'll be using it in the areas that I can, and I'll definitely give the silk floss a go. The nice thing is, for the most part, I just need a different refillable floss type. I'm happy that it's plastic free !! And very cost effective!
I was excited to make the switch to this dental floss! The pros are that is is both vegan and compostable. The downsides are that it is pretty thick and that it breaks between some of my teeth. Those traits mean I will not be able to convince others in my house to use it, but I'll keep at it.