Well, the modern idea of dental floss is only two centuries old. In 1819 Levi Spear Parmly of New Orleans was the first dentist credited with inventing the first form of floss. Floss wasn’t even commercially available until 1882 in the form of silk. And now Flossmor has been invented in 2017.
Floss, floss, floss is what you hear dentist say every time you visit them for your 6-month oil change, I mean dental cleaning. Well here is the reason why, the tight contacts between your teeth happen to trap food, plaque, and whatever else you put in your mouth. Trapped food over a long period; like at night, combined with a wet, warm, dark environment is asking for bacteria to marinate and grow rapidly. Pretty much brushing without flossing is like showering without scrubbing the nooks and crannies of your body.
Extensive growth of yummy bacteria over a long period will lead to increased acidity levels in the mouth. This acidity level (pH – 5.5) when reached will start the breakdown of healthy tooth structure, which becomes a cavity.
Our dental team has recommended flossing before you hit the sack. Going to sleep is our longest rest period and our mouth in that state is most stagnant. We have less saliva flow which helps to maintain our pH and we swallow less leaving for a perfect environment for bacteria to flourish.
The solution is simple “get the food out”. If the world can get the food out before bed, or whenever they feel food is stuck, cavities would not be as prevalent.
Created by dental professionals, Flossmor provides a tool to make flossing a part of our everyday life. Flossmor has come up with an innovative approach of how floss is stored, dispensed, and presented. Flossmor gives an environmental trigger to help evoke a healthy habit. After 24 hours of non-usage the blue light bezel will flash reminding us to do the necessary. With its small footprint, Flossmor stays present on your countertop. Flossmor’s technology can dispense floss hands-free to allow for a coiled piece of premeasured floss into your hands. If it’s in your hands you will use it. It prevent waste and cross-contamination. What’s left is a clean and healthy mouth that enjoys being cavity free. Live more, be more, Flossmor.