Hey, alright, so I have this friend. For secrecy, let’s call her Mizzy… or Limmy… or maybe Lizz-m . Anyway, through her job, Lizz-m had some insider, non-public, top-secret, HIGHLY classified information  that she shared with me and that I am going to share with you. Today I am ready to tell you that Reach Total Care is better than whatever sad inferior dental floss you have wasting your life with… even if that dental floss was Reach Total Care!
If you are the type of person best persuaded by research and numbers then feast your eyes on this research and numbers. Or don’t click because I’ll just tell you what is behind the link. It is a study finding that Reach Total Care’s predecessor “removed significantly more interproximal plaque than all comparators”. This wasn’t just your usual tiny sample size with a barely legitimate “statistically significant difference” that you probably won’t notice yourself. Instead we are talking a small sample size  and findings of about 2x the plaque removal compared to shown competitors .
On the other hand, if you are distrustful of studies (good job) but willing to trust the anecdotal opinions of a yell-y stranger on the internet (oops), then let me tell you more about what makes excellent dental floss.
What dental floss should do:
Remove plaque and keep your teeth healthy
Reduce/eliminate one way that your breath can smell
Make your gums bleed if you haven’t been taking care of them (not my fault, that is how life works)
Feel generally pleasant when you use it
What dental floss should not do:
Give you an excuse not to floss
Reach Total Care empirically excels at removing plaque. Instead of stranded, waxed string, Reach Total care is a micro-filament with tiny flexible grooves intended to increase surface area and abrasion when pulling between your teeth. However, the grooves are flexible so it doesn’t feel rough when you use it and shouldn’t be anywhere close to hard enough to affect the enamel of your teeth. In fact, abrasion may be the wrong word. The grooves do more grabbing on to foreign particles and pulling them away from the tooth as opposed to abrading the tooth.
That may be too much detail. The point is that the floss generally feels nice to use AND it works well according to my experience and industry studies researched by said friend lizz-m. After creating this flexible groove fancy-ness and naming it Reach Ultra Care, the company refined it, and made it feel nicer while maintaining the effectiveness to create Total Care. They even offer a whitening version for those poor souls who are concerned about the appearance of the enamel between their teeth. The balance of filament-y while avoiding going too far towards waxy or stringy just feels nice to me. I convince myself that I can feel those magic micro-grooves pulling away any detritus (great word) they encounter and leaving behind pristine enamel.
I’ll admit that this floss is not indestructible. I wouldn’t use it to move furniture. It can snap if you really try, and that is a fail. Maybe Reach Ultra Total Care 6x will fix that. Also, any floss can make unhealthy gums bleed, so see your dentist but don’t use that as an excuse. If I floss regularly then my gums do a good job of keeping blood inside my body where it belongs. But this floss definitely does NOT give me an excuse not to floss.
The point is that I just like it. I like my dental floss. So shouldn’t you try it ?
Her name is Lizzy ↩
It was actually none of those things, but she did do a lot of research and she was also 100% right ↩
Good luck figuring that one out ↩
Reach Ultra Clean ↩
I’m joking a bit here. Actually N = 140 isn’t terrible for a study like this from my experience (which is basically none). Sorry for so many footnotes, why are you still clicking these? ↩
I’m assuming they didn’t just hide excellent results from other competitors. No need to go nuts on digging into this article, it was authored by people who work at Johnson & Johnson so I wouldn’t bet your life on their results anyway… or really the results of any study… or just don’t bet your life in general ↩
Just be careful buying it on Amazon. Some sellers jack up the price because of high demand (its great floss!). You may be better off buying in a physical building somewhere ↩