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Colgate Total Dental Floss

Colgate Total Dental Floss

3.2 from 16 reviews · View Statistics


DavidRichmond-Tweed, NSW

Not recommended


The product states it is shred resistant, every time I use it I think I have hair in my mouth I have purchased this product twice and find it very poor quality compared to other dental floss. Waste of money

Purchased in July 2000 at Coles.

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Strands come off and it often snaps after one go. I suspected it was a cheap 'Made in China' product but it's actually Malaysian made. To be frank it's just rubbish. Dressmakers thread would be more effective! I certainly won't be buying again.

Purchased in June 2019 at Coles Supermarkets for $3.00.

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  • 10 reviews

Latest incarnation of this product is now poor quality.

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  • 273 reviews

about average


I sometimes buy Colgate total dental floss tape and found the floss to be pretty good as it doesn't seem to fall apart easily and doesn't hurt the teeth / I recommend the Colgate total dental floss to anyone who likes to keep the tooth gaps in between the teeth free of any nasty surprises

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Actually the review should be changed to a good rating really

Good as floss goes, but too hard to hold.


This is thin enough to get between close teeth,
It does not shred,
It is very hard to hold, without using lots of floss.as, you need to wrap it around your fingers many times, to keep a firm grip, Otherwise it slides from your grasp.
Better than other floss that breaks into pieces in between your teeth.
Thin, Non shred.
Too slippery

Do most people have fingers like sandpaper?

fernyflufflesTas, 7320
  • 118 reviews



I tried this brand of dental floss and found that it was constantly getting caught in the little metal blade due to a wax build up underneath it. It worked great to remove plaque and food remains caught between the teeth and not much is needed to provide flossing for all of your teeth.
It collects plaque caught between teeth well, inexpensive to purchase and widely available
I found that it shreds really easily and that it is hard to get out of the container as it gets caught frequently due to the wax coating which needed to be cleaned off regularly

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While Colgate has a 2.7-metre trial floss length, and a 137m surgery size dispenser, only the Colgate 25-metre dental ribbon is sold in stores, available in a regular version or a tartar control version.

The use of single-filament PTFE is designed to help this floss resist shredding, especially when compared to other brands that use nylon floss.

This floss has a natural wax coating to help wax slide easily between teeth, however if you already experience trouble holding floss between your fingers, this may make it harder to grip.

While there are mixed reviews on the effectiveness of this dental floss, at $2.99 per 25-metre box, it doesn’t hurt to try it out and decide for yourself.

CategoryFlossing & Dental Care Products
Release dateSept 2007
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