Oral-B Complaint - Oral B Satin Floss - Shredding!
Ordinarily, I have good oral hygiene, brushing after each meal or snack, and visiting my dentist twice a year. However, upon my latest visit, I was once again chastised by my "high and mighty" hygienist for not flossing regularly! I know I should make it part of my daily dental routine, but hey, we're all busy, right? Some days I barely have time to e-trade or read the Wall Street Journal, much less spend 3 minutes to floss!
The hygienest gave me a healthy dose of criticism along with a small sample of Crest GLIDE cool mint deep clean floss. This is a good product, one that I highly recommend. (I might buy stock in crest!) However, the sample was small, and ran out in a few days of diligent flossing.
My haberdashery didn't stock the Crest Glide, so I substituted with ORAL-B Satin floss. The container was ergonomically designed, pleasing to the grip. And hey, with a well known and respected name brand of Oral B, how could you go wrong?
Well....it's like this. The stuff shreds on my teeth! The Crest brand is a good product, retains it's tensile integrity throughout the molars, incisors and everyone in between - for the entire flossing session. The Oral-B is a failure by comparison. About the time I finish the lower jaw, the stuff starts to shred. Now, that might not seem like much of a problem, but when it starts coming apart and leaving strands in your teeth, it's not much fun. You end up having to pick the strands out, or use MORE floss to get the other stuff out!?!? So a job that should take just a couple of minutes, ends up taking much longer, and how many e-trades have I missed!???
I just can't recommend the ORAL-B Satin Floss. In my learned opinion, it's an inferior product. Stay away from this stuff, and the next time your hygienest gives you grief about your gums, remind her who's paying the bill, and threaten to strangle her with floss! - pwp