Floss earns American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance

Sept. 19, 2007
Tom's of Maine tooth floss now part of company's ADA-approved  oral hygiene system.

KENNEBUNK, Maine--Tom's of Maine, a leader in natural personal care products, has announcee that its natural antiplaque dental floss has earned the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance.

Making the announcement, Tom Chappell, co-founder and CEO of Tom's of Maine, explained, "Living our beliefs and our ongoing enthusiasm for innovation makes us the first natural products company to have the ADA Seal on our anticavity toothpaste, anticavity mouthwash, and dental floss. Along with our scientists and dental health professionals here at Tom's of Maine, I am thrilled to provide a full compliment of effective oral care products to consumers and their oral health professionals."

The Tom's of Maine Naturally Waxed Antiplaque Floss has a unique combination of natural waxes allowing removal of plaque and particles from places between teeth that brushing can't reach. This plaque can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Here's how it works:

* Three natural waxes -- beeswax, carnauba and jojoba -- help the floss glide smoothly between teeth while remaining gentle on gums.

* The natural resins propolis and myrrh make your mouth feel clean and healthy.

* The surface of the floss is made of multiple nylon filaments woven together to prevent snapping or fraying.

* The flat, even contour and broader surface of Tom's flat floss efficiently removes plaque and particles while the small, circular shape of the company's round floss lets you get between close-contact teeth.

Tom's of Maine Naturally Waxed Antiplaque Round Floss with ADA Seal is available in unflavored and Tom's Naturally Waxed Antiplaque Flat Floss with ADA Seal is available in spearmint and unflavored.

To order products or find stores that carry Tom's of Maine products, visit Tom's of Maine or call (800) FOR-TOMS.