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Dental Lace Refillable Floss Review

Dental Lace Floss is an eco-friendly product that is made from 100% natural Mulberry Silk and coated in Candelilla Wax. The floss has sustainability written all over it with a touch of style and creativity.

Our Verdict

7.2/10

  • Design and Features
  • Durability and Usability
  • Price and Value

Pros

  • The floss material is silk making it natural and sustainable
  • Almost every part of the product and packaging is recyclable
  • The design of the container and how you use the floss is simple and creative

Cons

  • The silk fibre is not as strong or durable as man made floss
  • The cutting tool on initial testing was a little poor but improved with use
  • More expensive than other floss on the market

Technical Details

  • Dimensions
    Floss container - 5.5cm long, 2cm wide, 10g. Package - 6 × 2.5 × 4 cm
  • Notable Materials
    100% Mulberry Silk, Candelilla Wax, Mint Essential Oils
  • Manufacturing Country
    China
  • Warranty Information

Before we start, we would like to thank Clear Green Co. for providing us with some samples of the Dental Lace floss for our review.

Clear Green Co. helps eco product suppliers with their distribution needs.

Dental Lace floss product and packaging

Dental Lace – A refillable dental floss option

Full Review

Dental Lace floss is a USA product and is made in China using sustainable and traditional silk farms.

It has some truly great advantages that really stand out to the consumer.

Coated in Candelilla wax, this 100% natural Mulberry silk floss has some thoughtful and creative packaging plus a simplicity that really excited me.

Dental Lace floss in it's glass container

Dental Lace Granite Grey in its glass container

From the ground roots, this product along with its packaging is wonderful for our environment. Nearly every part can be recycled. It’s probably one of the most sustainable dental floss’ out there.

The only area that isn’t recyclable is the plastic label that wraps around the glass container.

However, given the longevity of the product design and glass construction, it probably won’t need to be recycled for a long time anyway.

In Australia, you will be able to purchase Dental Lace floss in 3 colours, Granite Grey, Berry Blue and Sea Rose Pink.

Dental Lace floss colours Granite Grey, Berry Blue and Sea Rose Pink.

The 3 colours are available in Australia – Image source – Dentallace.com

You are also able to buy refills which I think is brilliant.

let’s dive in and start with looking at the packaging of this eco-friendly floss and go from there.

Packaging and What’s Inside

So looking at the packaging, it comes in a very neat and clean cardboard box.

It has a half-moon cutout on the front so you can see the glass container the floss comes in.

The swirls on the pack are really lovely to look at and it gives you a warm feeling inside.

Dental Lace - a great looking 100% recyclable dental floss

The packaging really stands out

The box in that beautiful green colour makes it quite appealing in my eyes.

What I like about the packaging is it’s very clear and offers precise information. So you know exactly what you’re getting and details of the ingredients used.

Dental Lace ingredients and product information

Side of the pack – Dental Lace ingredients are all recyclable

The packaging is printed on 100% post-consumer fibre and process chlorine-free (PCF) and manufactured using renewable wind energy.

The other fine point to mention is that the ink used is soy-based.

Straight away, if you’re looking for dental floss that is more environmentally friendly and sustainable this could be the dental floss you are looking for.

The floss comes in a sweet little glass jar with beautiful swirls on it as well.

The lid is made out of stainless steel that has a cutting implement on the top.

Dental lace floss with the refill floss spool

You also get a spare refill spool of floss

This second spool of floss comes in a compostable bag, keeping it clean and dry for when you need it.

When I first inspected the refill bag I thought it was plastic but after a little research, I can confirm it’s made out of compostable corn starch. Phew!

I rate the packaging and the way it’s been presented to me. So thumbs up for that!

Dental Lace's back of packaging

An environmental fact by Dental Lace

Side Note

Did you know that in the USA their empty floss containers alone would fill a landfill, the size of a football field, that’s six stories high? Crazy eh?!

So it’s great to have something on the market that is much more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Design and Features

I really love the glass container it comes in. It’s simple. It’s eye-catching. Those beautiful swirls on the container really stand out.

Dental Lace glass container with it's design pattern

Creative design patterns are noticeable on the Dental Lace container

The lid has a tiny hole just below the cutting tool in which the floss comes through.

The cutting tool is subtle but positioned well. It’s not raised very much so you won’t cut fingers.

Dental lace and it's removable stainless steal lid

The lid is removable and refilling the floss is easy as

It does an okay job at cutting the floss. More on that in a minute.

Dental Lace floss cutting tool on lid

A simple cutting design that works well once you try it a few times

The spare spool is wrapped up in a compostable (corn starch) bag making it perfectly simple to store.

The two spools of silk floss give you 60 metres worth of material to use. Really quite sufficient indeed.

Dental lace floss 2 x spools of floss 60m

You get 60 metres of floss in 1 pack of Dental Lace floss

I think the design is great, simple in terms of features, but it does the job. It’s all you need, really.

How to Use Dental Lace Floss

Dental Lace recommends the following instructions when using their floss:

  1. Use about 18 inches (45cms) of floss which you just wrap around one of your middle fingers and the rest around the opposite middle finger (I prefer to use the index fingers but it’s purely up to you).
  2. Hold the floss tightly (but not too tight) between the thumbs and forefingers and gently insert between the teeth, curve the force into a C shape against the side of the tooth, rub the floss gently up and down
  3. Keep it pressed against the tooth. Don’t jerk or snap the floss, floss all your teeth.
Dental lace floss instructions for flossing properly

Dental Lace’s flossing instructions

Vegan Floss

If you are vegan then Dental Lace has thought of you as they have a range of vegan floss products on offer.

Dental Lace vegan refills of floss

Dental Lace – Vegan refills of floss

They also come in a refillable container pack or a two-pack refill. 60 metres of length of plant-based floss in each.

There are two types of vegan floss on offer by Dental Lace.

The one we are trialling is made from Polylactic acid (plant-based) and coated with candelilla wax and the other, a charcoal bamboo floss option, also coated in candelilla wax.

Now, the charcoal bamboo vegan floss has a small amount of polyester woven into the bamboo material to give it extra strength.

Both vegan options are mint flavoured to add a refreshing feeling whilst flossing.

Looking at the floss, you can tell straight away it’s a lot different to that of the normal silk floss by Dental Lace.

Refills of the Dental Lace vegan plant-based floss

Dental Lace Vegan Floss – What’s in the refill pack

It has an almost a yellow, opaque colour to it, and comes in a very tight spool.

The floss comes out of the top of the spool creating an easy dispensing way out for the floss when using it.

Vegan Floss Test

As I wrapped it around my index fingers and put a little bit of pressure on it, I could feel it actually stretch much more than any other floss that I’ve tried to date.

But saying that, it wrapped around my fingers quite easily and was fairly secure while I flossed.

Wrapping the dental lace vegan floss around my finger

Easy to use vegan floss

It has quite a waxy coating on it, more than the silk floss version I’ve tested.

Ingredients are simple and clear plus the vegan floss has been manufactured using renewable energy. So that’s pretty amazing.

Dental Lace vegan floss Information and ingredients on the side of the pack

Few ingredients, simple!

I felt like the Dental Lace’s silk floss was more durable. It felt like it lasts longer than the vegan alternative.

I was experiencing some fraying quite early on from the 30cm piece of floss that I had pulled out, and I had to pull out another couple of floss lengths during my dental hygiene routine.

So I felt like it’s not overly durable when I used it, but if you are vegan this product will be in line with your beliefs. Definitely worth trying out for yourself.

One thing to note: The dental Lace container that comes with the silk floss product is a little narrower so you have to push the vegan floss quite forcibly into the container.

Dental Lace Vegan floss in the opening of the container

A little wider than the silk floss

Testing Dental Lace Silk Floss

I’ve been using this floss for the last 7 days. I’ve found that the floss is quite strong when you hold it, it doesn’t break in your hands nor does it stretch when you pull it.

However, if you do apply reasonable pressure when flossing, so moving the floss back and forward on an edge of one of your teeth, it will break fairly easy.

The dental lace refillable floss packaging

Dental Lace Refillable Silk Floss

Now I’ve tested the same action with a standard brand type of floss and silk floss, in general, seems to break more regularly.

So my recommendation here is to be gentle when flossing using silk products. It is a natural fibre so you need to treat it kindly.

The way I see it, silk is way more environmentally friendlier than man-made types of floss. So it’s definitely a compromise and something each consumer must decide on.

I got around this breaking issue by gentle using the floss and changing the floss lengths and contact points while flossing. This somewhat helped the durability of the floss over the review period.

The fresh mint flavour is reasonably noticeable and helps reduce any smell while flossing.

Fresh mint flavour dental lace silk floss

Fresh mint is the flavour Dental Lace has chosen

I love the fact that the floss is in a little glass refillable container. The container feels very strong and shouldn’t break if you accidentally dropped it on tiles etc. Fingers crossed!

I like that it’s really simplistic in how you pull out the floss. I absolutely loved it. It comes with a second refill. So it’s a perfect setup in my books.

Pros and Cons

The first thing on my mind is it is natural, biodegradable and recyclable as a whole.

A screenshot of Dental Lace floss and the colours in comes in

Zero waste is a great thing, especially when floss is concerned

The floss is relatively strong for natural fibre. However, it’s not as strong and durable as say a man-made floss material.

The design of the container and lid works well. I like the fact that it’s simple and easy to store.

The cutting implement on the lid is probably not as good as some others on the market, I found it took a few goes to get the floss in the right spot to enable the tool to do the job. However, as I used it more I became more efficient at it.

Dental Lace floss container lid with floss cutting tool

The floss cutting tool was easy to use after I got the technique right

Price and Value

In terms of price, you can pick up Dental Lace Refillable Floss for between $11.00 – 13.00 per pack.

Dental Lace silk and Vegan prices on google shopping

A typical price is shown on Google shopping for the Dental Lace Floss products

The cost per metre of Dental Lace’s natural silk floss at $12.95 would be 21.5 cents.

If you compare that to Oral-B Essential Floss at $2.00 for 50 metres you would spend only 4 cents per metre.

If you are a person only looking at the money side of things, the figures don’t lie. There is definitely cheaper floss to be found.

However, if you are a person that doesn’t put a price on mother earth then Dental Lace floss represents good value.

Usage Timeline

  • Initial Usage
    Condition: Excellent

    • I like the design of the container and how the floss comes out
    • Thought the silk floss cleaned in between my teeth well
    • It did break after only a few motions back and forth

  • 7 Days of Use
    Condition: Good

    • The floss cleans in between my teeth well
    • The floss has broken prematurely while I used it during the week
    • Still absolutely love the glass container and the way the floss is stored inside

Overall

The Dental Lace refillable silk floss is one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly dental products out there.

All aspects of this floss represent compassion for our environment, a truly wonderful thing to realise.

In terms of durability, it did rate lower than other man-made floss products out there. The natural fibre just isn’t as strong.

However, there is always a compromise and unfortunately, you can’t have it all. The natural fibre silk is still a great alternative if you are looking for a more sustainable dental floss.

I do think Dental Lace has designed this product and the packaging very well. It is up there with the best silk floss you can buy.

Have you tried silk floss before? What are your thoughts?

Andrew Adams

By Andrew Adams

Created at May 19, 2020, Updated at March 04, 2022

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