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Tom’s of Maine Naturally Waxed Antiplaque Floss

February 21, 2009

Unflavoured nylon floss waxed with beeswax, carnauba wax and jojoba wax.

“Our naturally waxed antiplaque flat floss is made of many strong nylon filaments woven together to prevent snapping or fraying and prepared with a unique combination of natural waxes”.

  • Accepted by the American Dental Association
  • No synthetic waxes
  • No artifical sweeteners or flavours
  • No artificial preservatives
  • Unflavoured
  • Contains propolis

I did not have a joyous experience with this dental floss. One of the main problems with it was that it split very easily when I put it between my teeth and sometimes when I was pulling it out from the box. This made it a bit painful to use and pull out from between my teeth easily – especially those that are very close together or overlap slightly.

Although this is flat floss, it was still quite thick. If you have small gaps between your teeth, I would not recommend this floss.

If it wasn’t for the fraying, I would be more likely to use this product again. It’s one of very few naturally waxed dental flosses available and is reasonably priced.

Tom’s of Maine Dental Floss is available in unflavoured and spearmint.


  • Pros: Naturally waxed
  • Cons: Frays very easily making it uncomfortable to use


Nylon fibres, beeswax, carnauba wax, jojoba wax, myrrh, propolis

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