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.
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.
Latest incarnation of this product is now poor quality.
The latest incarnation of this product, Colgate tartar control floss, is made in Malaysia. Claims no shredding and strong which is complete rubbish. Sometime it breaks, but more often, almost every use, strands come off getting stuck or remaining in my mouth. As these are much thinner, being just strands of the whole floss they are difficult to remove from between the teeth when they come off the main strand. The current quality is what you would expect from a cheap Asian product, but if Colgate are going to go down this route for the profit ma...rgin it gives them then their reputation will over time suffer and they will just be another run of the mill company with alternatives springing up and taking their market share as disillusioned users try other brands.
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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
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.
Do most people have fingers like sandpaper?
I am astounded that so many people seem to like the Colgate Total. Recently I tried it for the first time. Never again. The coating is so slippery that it's almost impossible to loop it around your fingers and make it stay there. It can be done, but it uses an awful lot of the floss, and at the same time you have to loop it so tightly it nearly amputates your fingers. In short, using it is a wasteful and painful process. On the positive side, if you're prepared to invest the time, expense and pain in getting the stuff around your fingers,...then it seems to do the actual flossing just fine. But who is prepared to make an investment of that kind. Only people with finger skin like sandpaper, but not me, dear reader. Cheapish, meter-for-dollar.
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.
|Category||Flossing & Dental Care Products|
|Release date||Sept 2007|
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