FAQs

Why Is GumChucks Better Than Flossing Picks?

Proper flossing requires making a “C-Shape” by wrapping the floss around your tooth to get beneath the gum line and disrupt bacteria and plaque. Unlike one-piece Floss Picks that hold the floss in a tight, straight position, GumChucks’ two-handle device gives you better leverage, lets you control the tension of the floss, and allows you to effectively clean the sides of each tooth. These handles make it easier for everyone to floss, especially those with limited dexterity, with the added bonus of never having to stick your fingers in your mouth!

Why Is GumChucks a Faster Solution for Flossing?

UCLA Dentistry performed a comparison study of GumChucks vs. traditional string floss. This test proved that flossing speed was significantly faster and flossing efficacy was improved overall, and it demonstrated greater improvements in gingival health over a 4-week recall period.

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Is GumChucks Just for Kids?

GumChucks is designed for all mouths and is perfect for everyone – kids and kids at heart!

Can I Use GumChucks With Braces?

Absolutely! The thin extensions on the end of our disposable flossing tips allow the user to safely and quickly position the floss under the arch wire and between brackets. Time-consuming threaders are a thing of the past – with GumChucks, you can floss an entire set of braces in less than 2 minutes!

Can the Flossing Tips Be Re-used?

Our disposable tips are designed for one-time use. However, in a pinch, they can be used twice as long if the floss isn’t frayed and you rinse it with warm water after use.

How Do I Remove the Tips?

Located on the end of each handle is an ‘eject’ button. Once you have finished flossing in record time, aim the tips at the garbage can and let them fly!

Is the Plastic Used in GumChucks Products Recycled or Recyclable?

Yes, all GumChucks products are made from recycled plastic and are BPA Free. The plastic bags, tips, and plastic handles are all recyclable.

Do I Need to Throw Out My GumChucks Handles Like I Would a Toothbrush After Being Sick?

Nope – GumChucks can be cleaned and sterilized in your dishwasher! We recommend placing them in a small utensil basket so they do not fall to the bottom of your dishwasher.

Where Can I Buy GumChucks?

GumChucks are available to purchase both on Amazon.com and here on our website.