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Sustainable Smiles: Exploring Biodegradable Dental Floss Options

Mar 07, 2024

At RADIUS, we're committed to promoting sustainable oral care practices that not only benefit your smile but also the planet. One area where sustainability often gets overlooked is dental floss. Traditional floss is typically made from nylon, a material that can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills. However, there are eco-friendly alternatives available, such as biodegradable dental floss, which offer an environmentally conscious option for maintaining your oral health. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of biodegradable dental floss and introduce you to some of our top picks from the RADIUS lineup.

The Problem with Traditional Dental Floss

Traditional dental floss is made from nylon, a synthetic material derived from petroleum. While effective at removing plaque and food particles from between the teeth, nylon floss poses a significant environmental threat due to its non-biodegradable nature. When discarded, nylon floss can end up in landfills or oceans, where it contributes to plastic pollution and harms marine life.

Introducing Biodegradable Dental Floss

Biodegradable dental floss offers a sustainable alternative to traditional nylon floss. Made from natural materials like silk or plant-based fibers, biodegradable floss is designed to break down over time, reducing its environmental impact. By choosing biodegradable dental floss, you can effectively clean between your teeth while minimizing your carbon footprint.

Top Biodegradable Dental Floss Picks from RADIUS

1. Natural Silk Floss: Our Natural Silk Floss is made from 100% biodegradable silk and coated with natural candelilla wax for smooth, effective flossing. It's gentle on your gums and the environment, providing a sustainable alternative to traditional nylon floss.

2. Vegan Anywhere Floss: Formerly called Floss Sachets, our innovative travel flosses are now called Anywhere Floss™. They make flossing easy - anywhere you go! Not your average plastic flosser, our Anywhere Floss has biodegradable paper packaging. Just rip down the middle, roam, and rinse. Leave the earth as clean as your teeth. Each pack contains 20 single-use flosses.

3. Vegan Sponge Floss: Say goodbye to plastic! Our sponge dental flosses are packaged in 100% plastic free packaging. Our Vegan Sponge Floss is made from expanding nylon and is coated with organic coconut oil & erythritol to help prevent cavities and remove plaque for the ultimate clean mouth.

Benefits of Biodegradable Dental Floss

1. Environmentally Friendly: Biodegradable dental floss breaks down naturally over time, reducing its impact on the environment and marine life.

2. Effective Cleaning: Biodegradable floss effectively removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth, helping to prevent cavities and gum disease.

3. Safe for Sensitive Gums: Biodegradable floss is gentle on sensitive gums and is free from artificial dyes, fragrances, and harsh chemicals.


Switching to biodegradable dental floss is a simple yet impactful way to reduce your environmental footprint and support sustainable oral care practices. With options like natural silk, vegan xylitol, and cotton floss available from RADIUS, you can maintain a healthy smile while caring for the planet. Make the switch to biodegradable dental floss today and join us in creating a more sustainable future for generations to come.