Who would be bonkers enough to spend $8 on a single pack of dental floss…? This girl, of course.
I’ve had my fair share of shitty floss. Some are really thick, and not coated well enough so that I’m afraid it might uproot a tooth or two when I yank it out. Others leave little fibers in the crevices of my teeth that are annoyingly hard to get out (do I try to floss my floss out?). And the one I was using before was so slippery and literally made it so hard to floss because it just kept slipping out of my fingers.
I’ve been seeing Cocofloss’s ads floating around on Instagram for a while and of course, thought it was another one of those hippie items. (Have you seen those $80 crystal water bottles that’ll ~harness the balancing energy of positivity~ and $38 tubs of coconut oil that are the equivalent of the ones you buy from the grocery store for $8?) As someone who only flosses regularly the week leading up to a dental checkup, I thought hey, maybe some luxury floss can trick me into flossing every day!
Cocofloss is thick but coated, and it’s weirdly satisfying to have it kind of “pop” right in between the teeth before gliding into the little nooks and crannies. That being said, if you have tighter spacing between your teeth, this might not work for you. It doesn’t cut into my gums, which happens with pretty much every floss I use. To be fair, it’s because I’m not flossing consistently and it goes away after regular use. But at the same time, I used this when I haven’t flossed for weeks (oops) and not a single cut! I also appreciate that the packaging has a little reminder of when to repurchase so you’ll never run out, but on the flipside it’s probably just a prompt to repurchase it.
The floss itself is made of hundreds of fibers and infused with coconut oil, but it doesn’t feel oily. It actually has a really nice grip, and even some of the “grippier” dental flosses I’ve tried don’t compare to the one of Cocofloss. I’ve also noticed that it takes out more plaque than the standard floss, which I think excites me the most. (Does anyone else get fascinated looking at plaque on floss? Just me? Okay.) The fibers in Cocofloss supposedly act like a loofah to scrub out plaque and little bits of food, unlike other flosses that just kind of slip and slide around. It’s colored turquoise blue so you can clearly see how much gunk you’re getting out, and they come in different flavors that deviate from the standard mint to ~elevate your flossing experience~.
Of course, the only negative thing I have to say about it is the price – these run for $8 each and contain less floss than their drugstore cousins, though you can save a little bit by buying in packs of 3 directly on the Cocofloss website. They’re also available on Sephora, though only in single packs.
To wrap this post up, this is something I’d never expect anyone to say: I now enjoy flossing.