Why are GumChucks better than flossing picks or flossers?
Proper flossing requires making a “C-Shape”, wrapping the floss around the tooth to get beneath the gum line to disrupt bacteria and plaque. Flossers and picks hold the floss in a tight straight position, so you simply can’t wrap the floss around the tooth like you can with GumChucks.
The two handles provide better leverage, allow you to control the tension of the floss (which reduces the incidence of gum cutting), and helps avoid cutting off blood circulation and pain from floss-wrapped fingertips. These handles make it easier for everyone to floss, especially those with limited dexterity such as seniors and children. A major plus is that the user’s fingers never enter the mouth, so GumChucks are much more sanitary than other options.
How do you know it is faster?
UCLA Dentistry performed a comparison study of GumChucks vs traditional string floss. This test proved that flossing speed was significantly faster, flossing efficacy was improved overall, and demonstrated greater improvements in gingival health over a 4-week recall period. See the study here.
Are GumChucks just for kids?
No – they are perfect for everyone! GumChucks are designed for all mouths, and we have a version to use with braces called ORTHOgami.