Slate Electric Flosser
An electric dental flosser that makes cleaning the areas between your teeth SIMPLE. CONVENIENT. and EFFECTIVE.
Most people don't floss their teeth every day. Of those who do, most don't floss correctly. Toothbrushes have gotten very good at cleaning the biting surfaces and the sides of the teeth, which is exactly what they are designed to do. But even after a toothbrush does its job, tons of harmful bacteria are left behind, primarily in the spaces between teeth and on the surface of the tongue.
Bacteria stuck between your teeth can cause CAVITIES and make your breath super STINKY, but they also can cause HEART DISEASE, ARTERY DISEASE, DEMENTIA, and complications related to DIABETES.
Dr. Danny Snyder is a dentist who HATES cavities. He had so many unpleasant dental visits as a child that he once told his dentist that the "D" on his Detroit Tigers tee-ball jersey stood for "Dentist Hater." Well, you know what they say about karma. Dr. Snyder channels the fear and anxiety he felt at the dentist as a young kid to educate his patients on how to live a life free of cavities and gum disease. After several years of turning himself blue trying to motivate his patients, friends, and family to floss, he finally decided to approach the unpleasantries of flossing from a different angle.
An easy-to-use flossing tool that properly cleaned the entire space between teeth just simply didn't exist, so we decided to invent one.
We decided to start with the end goal in mind. Our goal was not to just invent a better flosser. Our goal was to disrupt and remove as much plaque and bacteria as possible while simultaneously stimulating the soft tissues of the mouth that also harbor bacteria. That guiding principle affected the design of every aspect of the Slate Electric Flosser.
For years, Dr. Snyder has used dental instruments of all shapes and sizes to clean and repair his patients' teeth. Design cues from these tried and true tools were crucial in developing a handle for the Slate Electric Flosser that was ergonomic and effective at easily access each and every tooth in the mouth. The one-piece design of the handle with a contra-angle neck provides the precise control necessary for flossing. The vibrating motor is located within the neck of the flosser to maximize
vibration to the floss head.
The secret sauce lies in the Gum Sweeps
Handled flossers have existed for years, greatly simplifying the dreaded task of cutting off the circulation of the fingers. But the goal of flossing is not to just pass a piece of string between our teeth. The goal is to remove as much of the plaque and bacteria from between our teeth as possible. The design of our patented Gum Sweeps mimics the shape of our teeth and gums in the spaces between teeth. Strategically placed ribs and bristles sweep and remove the plaque and food particles that normally remain undisturbed after brushing alone. It may sound complicated, but it's as easy as sliding the floss head back and forth from tongue to cheek. Simple. Easy. Effective.
Anatomically-Shaped, 3-Blade Tongue Scraper
Most of the bacteria that cause bad breath live on the surface of the tongue. Brushing the tongue can help remove some of that bacteria, but studies have shown that a tongue scraper can remove 30% more odor-causing bacteria than a toothbrush. The tongue scraper on the Slate Electric Flosser has two rows of rubber bristles that lift and rake the hairs of the tongue in preparation of the final straight blade that squeegees and removes all the nasty gunk. The shape of the tongue scraper mimics the natural curvatures of an extended tongue.
High-Quality Multi-Use Floss Heads
Other flosser brands recommend that the floss heads be changed after every use, but the replaceable floss heads of the Slate Electric Flosser are designed to last. Depending on how tight the user's tooth contacts are and whether their teeth or fillings have sharp edges, our floss heads have proven to last between one to three weeks. For best results, we recommend that the floss head be replaced each week. With twice-daily use compared to single-use floss heads or floss picks, Slate floss heads can keep almost 700 floss picks from hitting the landfill per year.
You can purchase the SLATE Electric Flosser on KickStarter
from Oct 11-Nov 30