How do you use Plackers flossers?

While holding the handle, gently guide the floss between your teeth using a zig-zag motion. Move floss away from the gum line in a gentle back and forth, up and down motion alongside each tooth to remove food particles and plaque. Rinse floss as needed and repeat for each tooth.

Why should I floss every day?

It is important to floss daily to remove food and plaque from in between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach.  As plaque causes tooth decay and can lead to gum disease, regular flossing plays an important role in helping to maintain your oral health and hygiene.

When/how often should I floss?

Following the recommendation of the American Dental Association, flossing every day is very important. It cleans your mouth after a meal and Plackers dental flossers offer an easy, convenient and sensible way to help protect against tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. TIP:  Flossing before brushing helps dislodge plaque and food debris so brushing can wipe it away.

Which Plackers dental flosser should I use?

To meet the different needs of individuals, Plackers offers a complete line of dental flossers, including: Twin Line® that’s double the clean and double the fun, Micro Line™ with Tuffloss® that doesn’t stretch or shred, Kids Dual Gripz with a delicious wild berry flavor, and our upcoming GentleLine® with GentleSlide® technology that’s easy on sensitive teeth and gums.

How old should you be to use Plackers flossers?

For caution, Plackers recommends adult supervision while flossing for anyone under the age of 10.

How does the toothpick guard work?

The pick guard has a ‘fold away’ feature—simply bend the pick guard toward the floss and hold with one finger as you gently insert the pick in between your teeth.

Can I use flossers more than once?

Most Plackers flossers utilize Super Tuffloss® — the world’s strongest floss — and just one flosser should be sufficient to floss all of your teeth.  However, we do recommend that you use a fresh flosser for every occasion/use.

How do you use the fold-away pick?

Unfold pick and guide into space between teeth. Gently use in and out motion to clean teeth and stimulate gums.

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Will Plackers dental flossers stretch, shred or break?

All flossers are NOT created equal! Most Plackers flossers are made with Super Tuffloss® high-performance floss that is engineered not to stretch, shred or break during use.

Do Plackers flossers contain wax?

Plackers patented Super Tuffloss® fiber slides easily between tight teeth without any wax coating.

Do Plackers flossers contain fluoride?

All Plackers flossers are fluoride-free except for the Kids Dual Grip flossers.

Do Plackers flossers contain animal byproducts?

The flossers do not contain any animal products or byproducts, such as beeswax.

Are Plackers flossers recyclable?

Plackers flossers are typically not recyclable due to their small size and mixed materials, however you can contact your municipal recycling center for more details on their recycling capabilities.

Do Plackers Gentleslide or Extra Comfort flossers contain PFOA/PFOS in the PTFE floss fiber?

No PFOA/PFOS was detected in third-party testing performed on Plackers PTFE floss fibers. All Plackers flossers are subject to rigorous safety and quality assurance testing and comply with strict industry and government regulations. We stand behind the safety of our products.

Are Plackers products gluten and wheat-free?

We can confirm at the finished product level we do not use, nor would the product be exposed to gluten or wheat during production. However we cannot confirm whether the raw materials used during production of the flavor/coating do not contain gluten or are manufactured in a gluten and wheat-free environment.

Bruxism FAQs

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is the grinding or clenching of teeth and can affect up to 30% of the population. Bruxism can be a stress coping mechanism that can create up to 250 pounds of pressure on teeth, potentially leading to irreversible tooth damage.

How can bruxism be treated?

You should consult your dental or medical professional if you have any concerns about bruxism. However, some treatment options may include: 1. Sleep with a teeth grinding guard such as Plackers Grind No More® Night Mouth Guard to help prevent grinding and clenching. 2. Reduce stress in your life and increase time for relaxation. 3. Visit a dentist to check the condition of your teeth. Your dentist may recommend braces, crowns and dental splints to correct damage.

What makes the Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard unique from other over-the-counter dental night guards?

Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard provides exceptional comfort, protection and hygiene. Comfort: The streamlined one-size-fits-all product is designed to be worn on upper or lower teeth — whichever is more comfortable. Protection: Meets the demanding needs of both “clenchers” and “grinders” — pliable alignment grooves, clench and grind, absorbing bite plates, and stabilizing bite plate lips work together for maximum protection. Hygienic: Each Grind No More® Dental Guard is disposable and can be used for up to 3 days — it’s the hygienic alternative! Individually Packaged & Ready to Use: No boiling, cutting, or molding required…it’s an instant fit every time!

How should I care for my Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard?

If you use the same Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard for more than 1 day, thoroughly clean it with cold water or mouthwash. Thoroughly dry and store it in the packaging container provided.

How long can I use my Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard before replacing it?

Depending on your level of grinding, you can wear the Grind No More® Dental Guard for up to 3 nights.  We recommend replacing it at the first sign of excessive wear.  You should not wear the same night guard for more than 3 days.  Never reuse the night guard if you feel it doesn’t fit properly.

How long can I wear my Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard?

Do not wear for more than 12 hours each night.

Do the bite pads need to reach my farthest back molars to fit properly?

No — the bite pads do not need to reach the farthest back molars to fit or work properly.  The bite pads will generally be placed on either of your back two molars.

Do I need to boil or cut the Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard?

No — the Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard is ready to use — there is no boiling, cutting, or molding required.

Are there any precautions I should take before using the Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard?

Please ask a dentist before using if you have any of the following; loose caps or fillings, or cavities without fillings; clicking of your jaw; pain in your teeth, jaw, face, or if you have trouble chewing; two or more missing teeth; sores in your mouth; disease or bleeding of the gums; serious breathing, respiratory, or other health problems.

Is the Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard made without BPA?

Yes, BPA is not intentionally added to the Plackers Grind No More® Dental Guard