Pros: Easy to use, angled handle, helps with dental hygiene
Cons: It is wasteful to discard them after one use
When my daughter turned 2, she had her first dentist appointment. When her dentist recommended that I start flossing her teeth every night, I had to laugh. Each night was a struggle just to brush her teeth, let alone floss them. However, the dentist emphasized the importance of oral hygiene and demonstrated to me how easy it was to do. As I watched my daughter open her mouth wide for the dentist, I was cautiously optimistic that I could do it too.
We purchased DenTek Fun Flossers at CVS on the way home. The plastic flossers measure about 3 1/4 inches in length. There is a slight angle to the handle with about 1/2 inch of floss securely attached between two prongs. The angled handle helps in easily reaching all the teeth, especially the back ones. The floss is very thin and is coated with Fluoride. The package contains 24 flossers in solid colors of orange, blue, green, and pink. The flossers are meant to be used one time and then thrown away.
To use, I hold the handle between my thumb and index finger. I slide the floss gently between my daughters teeth and move it up, down, and around her teeth. My daughters bottom teeth are pretty close together, but it is pretty easy to slide the floss between them.
My daughter is now 4 ? and we have been flossing now for over two years. I have never seen my daughters gums bleed from flossing nor has the floss ever frayed or broken. Surprisingly, my daughter likes to have her teeth flossed. It doesnt bother her at all. She enjoys picking out which color of flosser to use. She also likes to toss it, from a distance, into the trash can.
As a parent, I like how easy this angled flosser is to use. It only takes a few minutes to floss my daughters teeth. I like that we are helping her to maintain good oral hygiene as well as establishing healthy habits at an early age. My only complaint about this product is that I find it wasteful to throw away a flosser every night. I wish the company would design a flosser that could be refilled with floss.
I have seen DenTek Fun Flossers at CVS, Walgreens, and Target for around $2-$3 for a 24 count pack.
Flossing between teeth is an essential part of a dental routine. Flossing removes food and bacteria between teeth and thus helps prevent plague, tarter, cavities, gum disease, as well as bad breath. DenTek Fun Flossers are easy to use and are wonderful at helping establish good oral hygiene. I am happy to recommend at 4 stars.