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Episode #79: A new and better way to floss: A discussion with dentist and inventor Danny Snyder

March 06, 2023 Dr. Mark Burhenne - Functional Dentist
Ask the Dentist with Dr. Mark Burhenne
Episode #79: A new and better way to floss: A discussion with dentist and inventor Danny Snyder
Show Notes

Flossing has been around for a long time (since the 1800s, in fact!). And today, flossing is considered to be an integral part of an effective everyday oral healthcare routine. But for a good many of us, flossing is a difficult chore that we often end up avoiding. This is due in large part to how time-consuming traditional flossing can be (especially if you’re still struggling with long loops of flosser string as you navigate those hard-to-reach sections at the back of your mouth). While there have been some advances over the years in the type of flossing products on the market, the new Slate Flosser, designed by our guest, Danny Snyder, is a uniquely innovative invention that is having a transformative effect on how people floss. In today’s episode, Dr. B sits down with Danny Snyder to discuss his new electric flosser product, the Slate Flosser, where he got the idea from, and the incredible ways it is helping people floss better and more regularly without the hassle that comes with traditional flossing. If you’ve ever struggled with flossing, and are curious about how you can improve your technique, then you won’t want to miss this informative conversation!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Danny reinvented the way people floss with his new product, the Slate Flosser [02:37]
  • Tips to help you floss more regularly [04:42]
  • How flossing benefits and supports your overall oral health [06:01]
  • How Danny and his wife came up with the name Slate Flosser [14:02]
  • A description of the tongue scraper that is paired with the Slate Flosser and the central flaw of many other tongue scrapers on the market today [14:36]
  • A breakdown of the Slate Flosser heads and how often users can expect to replace them [16:37]
  • Advice on how to use the Slate Flosser if you have tight contacts [18:38]
  • How the design features of the Slate Flosser are allowing people with physical impairments to floss [19:53]
  • Danny’s opinions on the best time of day to floss [23:44]
  • Find out more about Danny, like where he practices and how his kids are enjoying his new product [27:37]

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Slate Electric Flosser - use the promo code “askthedentist” for 10% off

Smile Source Spokane

Reach Flosser

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