Did you know that not all dental floss is vegan? We didn’t, up until a few years ago. It seems absurd to us that a dental floss would have animal products in it or be tested on animals. How do you even test dental floss on an animal? Forget it, we don’t want to know.
We just want to hear about more companies that are making vegan and cruelty-free flosses. It seems easy enough to us to leave animals out of the dental floss equation. Their lives are more important than our flossing needs, and we can create floss that doesn’t have animals in it. Enough said.
If you floss regularly, as we do, and you’re looking for a dental floss that has nothing to do with animals, we suggest you purchase one of the following products:
Desert Essence’s Tea Tree Oil Dental Floss, like the company’s vegan mouthwash, contains tea tree oil as an antiseptic. This floss is thin, so it works well for people who have teeth that lie close together. If you have gaps in your teeth, you can opt for Desert Essence’s thicker dental tape, which will likely do a better job for you.
Eco-DenT’s GentleFloss Vegan Floss in Cranberry is unlike any floss we’ve tried. It’s one of the cheapest flosses on the market, which we love, and it’s delightfully fresh tasting. This vegan floss contains essential oils to reduce plaque and help you maintain healthy teeth, and gums. It comes in a cardboard carton, rather than a plastic case, to cut down on environmental damage.
Radius Mint Floss
Radius Mint Floss is available at Whole Foods market and on the company’s website. This tea tree mint floss is 100% vegan, and it’s Leaping Bunny and Cruelty-Free Certified. With the Radius Mint Floss, you get a nylon sponge floss that’s coated with natural tea tree mint and gum-benefiting xylitol. This floss is non-GMO and it doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients.
We’ve seen all of these dental flosses at Whole Foods. But, if you don’t have a Whole Foods near you, you can order all of them online on the companies’ websites.