What is Flosstime? Frequently asked questions

What is Flosstime?

Flosstime is the world’s first automated floss dispenser, designed to create lifelong flossing habits for you and your family.

How do I install Flosstime?

We make it easy to mount Flosstime on a variety of surfaces, so you can use it wherever you need it. Either mount the unit to your bathroom mirror or tile with the provided double-sided adhesive, or mount it to your wall with two flat-head screws.

How does Flosstime work?

Flosstime uses a proven, habit-forming process to help you remember to floss your teeth daily. With a simple push of a button, Flosstime dispenses the perfect amount of floss, cuts it and times your flossing routines. Once finished, the device will light up with a beautiful smile to reward you for a job well done. Forget to floss? You'll get an orange frown. Using the three Rs of habit forming--Reminder, Routine, Reward--Flosstime helps you and your family build healthy, lifelong habits. The device is powered by two standard AA batteries and comes with an easily replaceable floss cartridge. We also offer colorful and fun animal snap-ons to make flossing fun for kids!

How does Flosstime work with multiple people?

Flosstime can be used in single or dual user mode. A simple switch lets you transition between the two modes, no complicated user manual required.

How long does the Flosstime battery last?

The Flosstime device uses 2 AA batteries and will last 6-9 months.

How do I turn Flosstime on or off?

There's no problem leaving Flosstime on all the time. In fact, we recommend it! But if you want to turn off your device, there is a simple three-stage switch on the back that allows you to turn the device from OFF to SINGLE or DUAL user modes.

What kind of floss does Flosstime come with?

Each Flosstime device or cartridge comes with premium PTFE Comfort Floss that is shred resistant and can slide easily between tight spaces. Check back soon, as we will be expanding our floss options!

What's included in my Flosstime kit?

A standard Flosstime kit includes one Flosstime device, one 3-month supply of premium dental floss, one reusable floss pick & one animal snap on of your choosing.

How much floss comes in a Flosstime cartridge?

One Flosstime cartridge contains 50 meters (54.6 feet) of premium, shred-resistant floss. Assuming daily flossing (and of course you're going to floss everyday. Why wouldn't you?) one cartridge is a 3-month supply of floss for a single user.

How does a Flosstime subscription work?

We want to make flossing as simple and painless as possible for you. That's why we offer a subscription service. Sign up for our Smile Club and get floss delivered right to your door. You can set your replacement frequency, so whether you're using Flosstime alone or as a family, you always have floss when you need it. If you're using Flosstime time alone, we recommend getting replacement cartridges every 3 months. If you are using in dual user mode, you'll want to receive your replacement every 45 days. You can cancel your subscription ANYTIME (although you probably won't. This is seriously convenient). Simply login to your account or contact us at support@flosstime.com.

Why is flossing so important?

Flossing gets a bum rap, but hot damn is it important. Many people brush their teeth twice a day and think flossing is optional, but there is such a large area of your teeth that can only be cleaned with dental floss. You wouldn't wash one half of your car and call it a job well done, so why would you do it with your teeth? When you skip flossing, you are at greater risks of gingivitis & cavities between your teeth. And have you noticed people turning their heads away while you're talking? When you don't floss regularly, plaque builds up between your teeth, hosting bacteria that not only eats away at tooth enamel but causes seriously bad breath. Should we mention yellowing teeth? Because that's another side effect from not flossing your teeth. Moral of the story: Flossing is a tiny habit with huge benefits.

What if I only use floss picks?

A beautifully, reusable floss pick comes standard with every Flosstime device. So you can continue to floss the way you're most comfortable. And as an added bonus, because our pick is reusable, it's much more environmentally friendly than disposable floss picks.

Which is better, traditional dental floss or floss picks?

Honestly, the best flossing method is the one you actually use. Some people prefer flossing the old-fashioned way, some prefer using floss picks. Whichever is more comfortable for you is going to be the method you're most likely to use daily. That's one of the features that makes Flosstime so great: you don't have to choose! Because each purchase includes a reusable floss pick, you can use the flossing method that works for you.

What is oil pulling? Is it an alternative to flossing?

Oil pulling is an ancient method of dental health that has recently become popular again. It consists of swishing coconut oil around your mouth for up to 20 minutes. Recent studies suggest that it can help in the fight against gingivitis & tooth decay, but it is not a replacement for brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings. At best, oil pulling is supplemental therapy to routine dental health.

Why do my gums bleed when I floss?

Usually when gums bleed after flossing it simply means you're not flossing regularly enough. When too much plaque and bacteria lives between your teeth, it can cause your gums to get inflamed and easily irritated. The bleeding should subside with regular flossing. But as always, if you are concerned, you should consult your dentist.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Common symptoms of early stage gum disease are red or swollen gums, chronic bad breath, toothache, bleeding while brushing your teeth, or gums that are receding, causing your teeth to look larger than usual. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend examining your dental health routine and talking with your dentist.

What's Flosstime's return policy?

We love our flossome products so much that we are sure you will love them too! Items shipped from Flosstime.com can be returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment, with proof of purchase, in most cases. Simply contact us through support@flosstime.com with your purchase order number!

When should kids start flossing?

According to the ADA, kids should begin flossing as soon as two of their teeth begin to touch. This usually happens between 2 and 6 years of age. Teaching healthy habits as early as possible not only helps protect your children from tooth decay & gum disease, it also has a big impact on how their adult teeth will come in, and helps them build lifelong habits. One of the most important factors in teaching your children to floss is consistency. Oftentimes parents will only floss their kids' teeth occasionally, but this sends the message to children that flossing is not as important as brushing, which is simply not the case. Flosstime helps you be consistent as you teach your children proper oral hygiene, and the fun animal snap-ons helps your kids be excited when it's time to floss.

How to floss with braces?

Very carefully. It's no secret that brushing and flossing gets more difficult with metal in the way. But that's why it's so important to maintain your healthy habits with braces! If you have trouble getting to your teeth with a toothbrush and floss, that means food particles and bacteria are having an especially difficult time getting out. There are two main ways to floss with braces: 1. Insert the end of the floss through the top of your brace wire, allowing you to easily move the floss between your teeth as normal. 2. Use a floss threader (often provided by your orthodontist) to easily thread the dental floss through the top of your brace wire. Both methods work great with Flosstime, but whatever you do, don't skip flossing just because it takes longer with braces! It would be a real shame to get through the whole ordeal of braces, only to find your newly straightened teeth yellow and full of cavities.

How do I floss around a crown?

Dental crowns require a little extra care when flossing. Wrap the dental floss around the base of the crown, where it meets your gums. Then, move the floss front to back instead of up and down to avoid loosening the crown. Repeat on the other side. When you are finished, let go of one side of the floss and pull directly away from your mouth until the end is free. Avoid any up and down movement that could loosen or dislodge the crown.