A: Dental Lace is proud to offer plastic-free floss using primarily 100% silk. Silk is one of the strongest fibers in the world but can shred or break when dragged over sharp or uneven surfaces. Some customers with tight teeth or sharp spots have told us that our Dental Lace silk floss sometimes breaks and shreds when they are flossing. If you are someone with very tight teeth or uneven edges on your tooth surfaces, you might want to purchase one of our Dental Lace Vegan flosses, which are stronger. If you are using our silk floss now or want to give it a try, we offer the following suggestions to reduce the chance of breakage and shredding:
1. Pull the floss straight up and out without dragging it along the sharp edges of the hole in the cap, then cut it using the cap-cutter.
2. After you have cut the floss, test the strength by pulling the floss in opposite directions. If it breaks, recycle that piece and use the remaining section to floss.
3. Floss the tight or uneven area of your mouth using an up and down motion. And it helps to slow down, just a bit.
4. As recommended by dentists, be sure to use new parts of the floss as you move through your mouth. This will ensure that the section of the floss you are using is new for each area of your mouth and will also prevent germs from spreading from one section to another.