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Don't Buy Cheap Dental Floss

I know this should be a big "Duh." I just don't know what I was thinking.

First off I should say, yes, I'm a flosser. I'm not sure if I finally got tired of lying to the dental hygenist, or if the semi-annual cleanings were just too painful at some point, but I've gotten into the routine of flossing and it really is a good thing.

I've been using this wide, waxed, dental floss with a fresh minty taste and it's worked quite well. But then I ran out and so I traipsed over to my local CVS to get some more. The dental floss I used was almost $5. And there was the nice shining generic brand for a $1.25. And I'm usually not a cheap skate at all. But I figured, hey, it's dental floss. It's not like I'm buying generic medicine or Oreos, or anything important like that. "They" always same that buying generic is just like buying the name brand. But "they" were wrong.

This AM I started to floss and it was unbelievable. It was like trying to floss with fishing wire. Can you say "Ow!" It was this little skinny piece of plastic string that had no wax, no minty taste, and kept jamming into my sensitive gums as I tried to floss. It was not a good thing.

Lesson Learned. Don't buy cheap dental floss.

So ends today's consumer tip! Enjoy!