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[Amazon.ca] GUM Advanced Care Flossers, Fresh Mint Dental String Floss Picks, Vitamin E & Fluoride, 90 Count - $3.99 -> $2.78!

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[Amazon.ca] GUM Advanced Care Flossers, Fresh Mint Dental String Floss Picks, Vitamin E & Fluoride, 90 Count - $3.99 -> $2.78!

These make flossing easy!
Good price for $2.78 each: https://www.amazon.ca/GUM-Eez-Thru-Flos ... hpc&sr=1-6
Happy flossing!
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I buy a 90pk from Dollar Tree for $1.25 and they work just fine.

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Do these break easily? I have another dollar store type cheap ones (60 pack) that break before I can finish flossing
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Honestly, not here to lecture at all but I feel these one-use plastics are terrible for the environment.
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ZuesArete wrote: Honestly, not here to lecture at all but I feel these one-use plastics are terrible for the environment.
I use to think the same then I realized

These are nothing compared to
Zip loc bags
Plastic grocery bags
Coffee cups from Timmy, mcdonalds, star bucks etc...
Heck even if we recycled. That stuff doesn't even get recycled. It fly's to a 3rd world country on a jet plane and sits in the slums.
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chilli604 wrote: I use to think the same then I realized

These are nothing compared to
Zip loc bags
Plastic grocery bags
Coffee cups from Timmy, mcdonalds, star bucks etc...
Heck even if we recycled. That stuff doesn't even get recycled. It fly's to a 3rd world country on a jet plane and sits in the slums.
mhmm that way of thinking doesnt really help
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These are very robust. We use about 2 a week, each. Just rinse after use.
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten....
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chilli604 wrote: I use to think the same then I realized

These are nothing compared to
Zip loc bags
Plastic grocery bags
Coffee cups from Timmy, mcdonalds, star bucks etc...
Heck even if we recycled. That stuff doesn't even get recycled. It fly's to a 3rd world country on a jet plane and sits in the slums.
Then I also realized that I can skip single use bags, make my own coffee at home and reuse zip loc bags or use a box instead.
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Imagine coming to a thread about dental floss and seeing the enviro warriors out in full force. What do you guys use as non single use replacement? Do you braid your hair into unbreakable strands?
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Never liked these myself (breaking, plus you're probably prone to slamming your gums when you have resistance and push down hard), but I figure it's better than not flossing at all.

I used to like the Glide standard floss, the kinda filmy one, but not sure that cleans as well. I think you want something slightly abrasive that doesn't fray.
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MrDigital wrote: Imagine coming to a thread about dental floss and seeing the enviro warriors out in full force. What do you guys use as non single use replacement? Do you braid your hair into unbreakable strands?
hardly an "enviro warrior", rather someone being a bit more conscious when it comes to things that are barely an inconvenience me when I use an alternative.

I.e. I don't use these flossing picks anymore, I use a waterpik.

What's interesting is how oddly defensive you got about it.
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yeah723 wrote: Then I also realized that I can skip single use bags, make my own coffee at home and reuse zip loc bags or use a box instead.
I'm with you on the reducing thing, not only on the Ziplocs but we even use Shop Towels and wash them in the laundry instead of using paper towels. Shop Towels last forever.

But having said that, we all waste something. And particularly with these flossers, I once asked on a similar thread a few years ago why they use flossers rather than dental floss because I was curious. Besides convenience, I recall a number of people saying due to arthritis and other hand-related limitations. And there were some other reasons, maybe it's easier for children? I don't recall. It was interesting though.
If I had more time, I would have written a shorter post
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MrDigital wrote: Imagine coming to a thread about dental floss and seeing the enviro warriors out in full force. What do you guys use as non single use replacement? Do you braid your hair into unbreakable strands?
Regular floss. Without the unnecessary plastic handle. It's not really that big of a deal unless you have fingers that are somehow lacking mobility to reach the back molars. Then the dental floss box can be tossed in the blue bin.
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just get the WP-72 water flosser for $50, it's awesome especially when u mix it with mouthwash! Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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ZuesArete wrote: hardly an "enviro warrior", rather someone being a bit more conscious when it comes to things that are barely an inconvenience me when I use an alternative.

I.e. I don't use these flossing picks anymore, I use a waterpik.

What's interesting is how oddly defensive you got about it.
ZuesArete wrote:
hardly an "enviro warrior", rather someone being a bit more conscious when it comes to things that are barely an inconvenience me when I use an alternative.

I.e. I don't use these flossing picks anymore, I use a waterpik.

What's interesting is how oddly defensive you got about it.
TheHans wrote: I'm with you on the reducing thing, not only on the Ziplocs but we even use Shop Towels and wash them in the laundry instead of using paper towels. Shop Towels last forever.

But having said that, we all waste something. And particularly with these flossers, I once asked on a similar thread a few years ago why they use flossers rather than dental floss because I was curious. Besides convenience, I recall a number of people saying due to arthritis and other hand-related limitations. And there were some other reasons, maybe it's easier for children? I don't recall. It was interesting though.
I don't understand why we, the common consumer has to be environmentally conscious when the higher ups don't care. If they don't care and do anything, it doesn't matter how many bags and coffee cups you don't use, there will never be a difference
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Jluyhet wrote: I don't understand why we, the common consumer has to be environmentally conscious when the higher ups don't care. If they don't care and do anything, it doesn't matter how many bags and coffee cups you don't use, there will never be a difference
Well, we should push for the higher ups to do something, ideally...

But i agree. Also if you choose to have kids, that basically negates every single enviromentally friendly thing you've ever done anyway..

So i choose to not have children for the enviroment, but enjoy my life instead. And i'll probably be ahead of the enviromentally friendly people with children lol.
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Bencherstyle wrote: Well, we should push for the higher ups to do something, ideally...

But i agree. Also if you choose to have kids, that basically negates every single enviromentally friendly thing you've ever done anyway..

So i choose to not have children for the enviroment, but enjoy my life instead. And i'll probably be ahead of the enviromentally friendly people with children lol.
That's the first time I've seen kids mixed in the environmental argument. I decided to have kids and they will make up for all of the enviro damage our generation has done so I'm ahead Winking Face

Also, I buy these for my kids. Will stop when they can use regular floss.
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Bencherstyle wrote: So i choose to not have children for the enviroment, but enjoy my life instead. And i'll probably be ahead of the enviromentally friendly people with children lol.
Wow. I have 5 kids and I use the hell out of disposable plastics. It’s good to be the king I guess.

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