You’re on a beach somewhere surrounded by friends, listening to music, feeling the sunshine on your face… and flossing.
Oh, you don’t do that? Weird!
Well, that is the marketing strategy for the new luxury dental floss company Cocofloss, and if you’ve spent time on social media, you’ve most likely seen it.
The storyline caught the attention of our Registered Dental Hygienist, Katie Poulsen, and she just had to try it!
After receiving many questions about this new dental floss, Katie kindly put together her honest review of Cocofloss for us to share.
What is Cocofloss?
Cocofloss is a luxury dental floss… This text opens a new tab to the Cocofloss website…, that is not a typo. It touts flavors like mint, mango, passion fruit, vanilla, and strawberry.
Cocofloss is stated to be coated in coconut oil and made with hundreds of filaments that clean the mouth better. The company proclaims to be PFAS free (polyfluoroalkyl substances) and vegan, not to mention the floss comes in brightly colored adorable packaging.
What is Cocofloss made of?
Coconut is in just about everything nowadays, from lotions to soaps and now floss. The coconut gained popularity in dentistry from coconut oil pulling.
To oil pull, you must use coconut oil, or any natural oil, in the mouth and pull it through the teeth in a swishing manner for 20 minutes. Studies… This text opens a new tab to the coconut oil pulling study… have shown that oil pulling can reduce the amount of plaque formation that causes gingivitis, but so does a prescription mouth rinse. You can choose between oil pulling for 20 minutes or swishing a prescription mouth rinse for 2 minutes.
What does this have to do with floss?
Coconut oil-infused floss
If you have to pull oil for 20 minutes for it to be effective, conductive reasoning would suggest you’d have to floss for 20 minutes for Cocofloss’ coconut oil-infused floss to be adequate.
Dental hygienists can’t even get most of their patients to floss once daily for one minute, let alone 20.
Cocofloss is PFAS free, does it matter?
PFAS free means it is free of a resin material, which makes things more corrosive-resistant.
Some research suggests high levels of PFAS can cause a change in liver, thyroid, and hormone levels. However, research is still ongoing, and much is unknown about the actual effects of PFAS.
Cocofloss is not the first dental floss to hit the market on being PFAS free. Many other dental flosses have been tested and achieved this too.
Now, let’s get to the nitty-gritty.
How much does Cocofloss cost?
Cocofloss is $9 for 32 yards (28 cents per yard). They also offer six-month subscriptions, making the price a little cheaper.
The platform is set up a lot like Quip, an electric toothbrush company. You sign up for the subscription, and they’ll send you dental floss every six-months, so you don’t run out.
My opinion as a registered dental hygienist regarding Cocofloss.
Overall my experience with Cocofloss was common.
Did I feel like I was sitting on a beach somewhere having a flossing party? No.
Will I switch from my beloved Johnson and Johnson Reach floss? Probably not.
Here are the details:
- Cocofloss is comparable to Johnson and Johnson Reach in the way it cleans and in mint flavor.
- I didn’t experience a difference in my gums from the coconut oil.
- Access to Cocofloss wasn’t as easy as getting it at the store; however, I didn’t sign up for the subscription.
- Cocofloss packaging is colorful and cute, but it’s not as functional as other brands.
As a dental professional, I have concluded that not all dental floss is created equal.
There isn’t one dental floss (or interdental cleaner) for every mouth. Some people might even need to use multiple kinds in their mouths. Keep this in mind when choosing products for your oral health.
Need help finding the best dental floss?
If you need help figuring out what is the best dental floss to use in your mouth, contact us at Legacy Dental.
Our Salt Lake City dentists and dental team are happy to answer your dental questions – especially when it comes to flossing and keeping your smile healthy!
Our dental office proudly serves residents from Salt Lake City, Millcreek, East Millcreek, Holladay, Sugar House, Murray, Midvale, South Salt Lake, Sandy, Taylorsville, West Jordan, South Jordan, Riverton, and Herriman.