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Akamai INFUSED BLACK FLOSS

$8.00
Akamai INFUSED BLACK FLOSS

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  • Refillable Container

  • Scientifically Proven

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Akamai INFUSED BLACK FLOSS

$8.00

Clinically proven to remove up to 40% more plaque than typical flosses. Infused with powerful Essential Oils and Fulvic Acid to support oral health. Our eco-friendly, Refillable Floss System™ reduces waste by more than 70%. Plus, black color makes it easy to see how much plaque you are removing. Revolutionary.

  • Lightly coated with Tea Tree, Ceylon Cinnamon and Clove Essential Oils, Fulvic Acid, Beeswax and nothing else.
  • Refillable Floss System™ reduces waste by 70%. When you run out, simply pop open the case and insert a new spool (refills sold separately).
  • Expandable floss technology grabs more gunk. 500+ multifilaments, each thinner than a human hair. 
  • Gentle on gums & glides between teeth.
  • NO cheap/artificial “flavorings” or "aromas" or suspect coatings made of toxic chemicals like BPA or PFAs.
  • 60 day supply per spool flossing once a day (27 yards).

Made in Italy | Gluten-free.

 

 


 


“It’s the best floss I have ever used.” — Veronica C


The Ultimate Floss

We spent hundreds of hours researching and testing a wide range of tools designed to remove bacteria in between teeth and gums. Everything from dozens of floss brands and styles— including silk floss (breaks, just ok at removing plaque and bacteria), Glide (nasty chemical coatings) and others. We also tried oral picks (tons of plastic waste, bulky, expensive) and other tools. 

 

None did the job as we envisioned. We thought...

  1. Why not optimize floss so that in addition to removing plaque, it was infused with ingredients beneficial to oral health? Doing so was a real technical challenge as we worked with our dental advisors and the engineers at our manufacturing partner. 
  2. Why not drastically cut waste & make it refillable? Our Refillable Floss System™ does that, reducing waste by more than 70% over traditional flosses. When empty, simply pop open the case and insert a new bobbin.
  3. Why not utilize advanced thread technology? Our floss uses an advanced multifilament thread technology made up of 500+ filaments — each strand thinner than a human hair. Our multifilament threads expand to grab more crud from between teeth and gums. It physically traps and removes more bacteria. 
  4. Why not make it a color that is helpful? We chose black as a color that helps give a visual guide for the amount of stuff you are extracting.

 

 

 

70% less waste with our Refillable Floss System™

  • If everyone on our planet flossed 1x a day, the plastic containers disposed of in a single year could fill a football stadium 6 stories high.
  • Our floss container can be refilled many times. Using our refills and the original continer has the potential to cut plastic waste by 70% or more.
  • Subscribing to our refill spool of floss not only has an environmental benefit, but it will keep you reminded to keep up with your beneficial floss routine.

How to use refill system:

  1. We recommend flossing with a 16” length of floss per use.
  2. When empty, pop open the case &  remove the old spool’s plastic ring.
  3. Insert a 2 month refill spool -- consider subscribing to prevent running out (or order in bulk).

Please note: The small metal part (floss cutter) could come loose. If it does, just slide it back into position. To avoid losing this piece, be sure to open the container and change over a flat surface (not your sink!)

 

Infusion: Fulvic Acid, Clove, Tea Tree and Ceylon Cinnamon Essential Oils, Beeswax. Floss: Polyester microfiber. Refill Case: Polypropylene Weight: Case & floss: 17 grams, Spool floss refill: 6 grams


What’s not included
? Chemicals or coatings typically found in many flosses. E.g Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) (added for the “glide factor”) which are linked to thyroid disease, dementia, cancer, fertility issues, and birth defects. Read more on the study here.

 


Tips:


Establish a solid flossing routine. Here’s what works for us.

  1. Do it at the same time, every day.
  2. Miss a day (or several)? just floss at your next designated time. Don’t beat yourself up.
  3. Make a visual reminder. Keep your floss on your bathroom sink, in your purse, or car console.
  4. Don’t run out. Just like a core supplement, this good habit can die if you run out. (Consider subscribing to our spool refill as a reminder for yourself —“Its gonna keep coming and I want to do this daily.”)
  5. Remind yourself while flossing that you are removing bacteria that a) contributes to bad breath, and b) could lead to systemic diseases like heart disease, Alzheimer's, etc.

Haven’t flossed in a while? Like with our tongue cleaner, use the appearance and smell of what you remove as inspiration to keep it up. Yep, we know it gross, however, it provides great inspiration to make flossing a part of your daily oral hygiene routine.



"Most people do not now know that it is necessary to use dental floss." — Dr. Charles Bass, regarded by many as the father of holistic dentistry




 

Did you know?

  • According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), flossing is the single most important weapon against plaque.
  • By flossing your teeth daily, you increase the chances of keeping your teeth a lifetime and decrease your chances of having periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay.
  • Poor oral health and gum disease can be linked to several ailments, such as endocarditis, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, premature birth, and many other health conditions like pneumonia.
  • An estimated 300-500 species of bacteria live inside our mouths and can be found in plaque. While some are beneficial, most are not. Look under the microscope.

 


Additional Resources


Peer-reviewed studies and papers


The Optimum Characteristics of Dental Floss for Personal Oral Hygiene — Dr. Charles Bass, M.D.

 


Flossing FAQs


As recommended by the American Dental Association:

  • When’s the best time to floss?
    The ADA recommends brushing twice a day and cleaning between teeth with floss (or another interdental cleaner) once a day. Some people prefer to floss in the evening before bedtime so that the mouth is clean while sleeping. Others prefer to floss after their midday meal. Still, others chose to floss first thing as a part of their morning ritual. The bottom line is that best time to floss is the time that fits well with the individual’s schedule.
  • Should I brush or floss first?
    According to ADA, either is acceptable as long as you do a thorough job. Some people like to floss before brushing to better ensure that any material between teeth is swept out of the mouth. Others prefer to first clean their mouth by brushing before working with floss between their teeth. However, those who brush their teeth and skip flossing because they think their mouth feels clean or are short on time or tired and postpone flossing for some later time are likely missing out because flossing may never happen.
  • Can I rinse and reuse floss?
    The ADA does not recommend using a floss strand more than once. Used floss might fray, lose its effectiveness, or may deposit bacteria in the mouth. Discard after use.

Learn more from the ADA



How important is flossing? Many dentists believe that if you can only do one thing each day, flossing is more important than brushing your teeth.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
85%
(22)
15%
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P
P.M.
A Better Floss!

The Black Floss is wonderful. It works great, doesn’t hurt my fingers, doesn’t fray or break even in tight spaces and leaves a fresh clean feel. We love the refill option.

T
T.A.
Just what I needed

Just what I needed.

R
R.
The best floss!

I was a Glide user because other types of floss couldn't get through my tightly packed teeth comfortably. I was worried that I would have the same problem with this floss but decided to try it anyways and I'm so glad I did! I have no problem using Akamai floss and my teeth feel so much cleaner afterwards. It's also great knowing that I'm no longer ingesting those nasty chemicals that were on the Glide floss.

s
s.c.
The Best Floss on the Planet

Everyone needs this product . After the first time I used it, I felt like I had just had my teeth professionally cleaned. I'm giving it as a holiday gift.

S
S.K.
Love it!

I’m loving this floss. It’s a bit thicker than my previous floss so it feels more effective, and I love the hint of clove flavor.

K
K.L.H.
Great Company

I liked the infused black floss kit a lot as well as a few other items that I purchased from Akamai. I keep finding new uses for your products. I have been using clean products for several years now, hopping around among a few brands that I like. Now I have a company I can stay with long term and use fewer products overall!

G
G.M.
Super Floss

You really have the feeling your gums are super clean. the only issue might be, it’s a little thick - if your teeth are quite close together may be a bit difficult to use.

K
K.L.

Akamai INFUSED BLACK FLOSS KIT

E
E.W.
Cleans better

I'm literally amazed by this floss! Definitely cleans much more thoroughly than my former kind. Didn't know that was possible. Love the subtle taste and reusable packaging too. I'm hooked!

R
R.M.
Very thick floss

Works well, nice taste. However, s bit of a struggle since it is so thick.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
85%
(22)
15%
(4)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
P
P.M.
A Better Floss!

The Black Floss is wonderful. It works great, doesn’t hurt my fingers, doesn’t fray or break even in tight spaces and leaves a fresh clean feel. We love the refill option.

T
T.A.
Just what I needed

Just what I needed.

R
R.
The best floss!

I was a Glide user because other types of floss couldn't get through my tightly packed teeth comfortably. I was worried that I would have the same problem with this floss but decided to try it anyways and I'm so glad I did! I have no problem using Akamai floss and my teeth feel so much cleaner afterwards. It's also great knowing that I'm no longer ingesting those nasty chemicals that were on the Glide floss.

s
s.c.
The Best Floss on the Planet

Everyone needs this product . After the first time I used it, I felt like I had just had my teeth professionally cleaned. I'm giving it as a holiday gift.

S
S.K.
Love it!

I’m loving this floss. It’s a bit thicker than my previous floss so it feels more effective, and I love the hint of clove flavor.

K
K.L.H.
Great Company

I liked the infused black floss kit a lot as well as a few other items that I purchased from Akamai. I keep finding new uses for your products. I have been using clean products for several years now, hopping around among a few brands that I like. Now I have a company I can stay with long term and use fewer products overall!

G
G.M.
Super Floss

You really have the feeling your gums are super clean. the only issue might be, it’s a little thick - if your teeth are quite close together may be a bit difficult to use.

K
K.L.

Akamai INFUSED BLACK FLOSS KIT

E
E.W.
Cleans better

I'm literally amazed by this floss! Definitely cleans much more thoroughly than my former kind. Didn't know that was possible. Love the subtle taste and reusable packaging too. I'm hooked!

R
R.M.
Very thick floss

Works well, nice taste. However, s bit of a struggle since it is so thick.