By Dr. Shakila Angadi
Welcome to our very first product review! We will be reviewing dental products that have been trending, hitting the market, and boast consumer appeal to help our patients and friends! First up- a trendy, social media savvy product called Cocofloss!! This floss boasts tropical flavors, a smooth texture due to natural oils, and fun packaging. The company offers a subscription service as well for auto-shipments to replenish the floss every 2-4 months. Read on to learn more!
Background: The company was founded by dentist Dr. Chrystle and Cat Cu, two sisters in California. They formulated this floss to remove the “chore” of flossing with the goal of making it an enjoyable experience. A portion of the proceeds of Cocofloss go to benefit Philos Health, which improves health services to children in the Phillippines.
Pros: The floss itself comes in eye-catching packaging with flavors that are unlike most flosses. Each package has a two month supply and come in a variety of fun flavors including Delicious Mint, Strawberries, Fresh Coconut and Cara Cara Orange. The first thing I noticed was the color and thickness of the floss. It seems to be a combination of a woven floss (think Johnson & Johnson Reach floss) and a Glide floss (think teflon coated). If your teeth are tightly spaced (I know I am raising my hand as I write this), finding a floss that doesn’t shred is a challenge. Thus, most patients with tight spacing between the teeth seem to gravitate towards the teflon flosses even though they don’t clean as well in between the teeth. The color of Cocofloss is a light blue to help you visually see debris and plaque!! For anyone who wants to see the leftovers of brushing, this floss will do it!
In action, it has a nice subtle taste (I tried the Delicious mint floss) and a very smooth feel due to the coconut oil . The coconut oil keeps the floss gliding between teeth without snags and expands to clean out the stuff your brush left behind. It’s really fascinating and gross at the same time! It doesn’t shred and I was able to use less of this to get through my mouth with flossing. I actually enjoyed flossing with this as my mouth felt cleaner when I used it!
The Cocofloss’ “Floss Camp” plans can replenish the product regularly or individual orders make it super easy to access and obtain the product
Cons: The main drawback that I saw was the price. Comparatively, it was a few dollars more per unit for a similar length to its competitors. However, you do get bang for your buck due to the fact you need less as it is a more efficient floss so less plaque is left behind and has free shipping! Also, be aware if you have really spacing between the teeth, this floss may still shred when moved upwards even with the coconut oil coating.
Opinion: Overall, I would definitely recommend this floss to most of my patients. With the ideal color, I do think the advantage of better plaque removal will help many patients avoid flossing cavities and enjoy the “luxury” of a fun floss! The flavors are fun and the convenience is amazing. Check out more about this product and company on www.cocofloss.com. Stay tuned for our product review video series on YouTube, join our conversation on social media, and let us know what you would like to see reviewed!
Please note, we were not compensated for this review and any opinions of this product are solely ours.