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ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS

Trash & Waste

Are Single-Use Floss Picks Bad for the Environment? Science Says Yes.

Climate Change

Single-Use Floss Picks Worsen Global Warming

Greenwashing

Here’s How Single-Use Floss Picks Are Greenwashed

HEALTH & SAFETY

Are Floss Picks as Effective as Floss?

Do Floss Picks Spread Bacteria?

How Many Floss Picks Should I Use Every Time I Floss?

Can Dental Picks Damage Your Teeth & Gums?

Are Floss Picks a Hygienic Way to Floss?

The Top 3 Dangers of Metal Floss Picks

Are Disposable Floss Picks Reusable?

Here’s When You Shouldn’t Use Floss Picks

GUIDES

The Best Dental Floss Holders

OUR POSITIONS

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OUR REVIEWERS

The scientific info in our articles is referenced, verifiable, and reviewed by the independent specialists below.

Martin Pendola, DDS, PhD

Martin is a scientist at NYU Langone Medical Center and a trained dentist (DDS). He holds a PhD in biomedical engineering/biomaterials from SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Graduate Studies.

Greg Grillo, DDS

Greg has been in clinical practice for over 25 years. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington. Greg served as a dentist in the U.S. Navy (as Division Officer for NAF Atsugi Dental Facility). He’s currently a practicing dentist in Washington.

Erica Anand, DDS

Erica Anand attended Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in New York, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2014. Erica underwent a specialty training program in pediatric dentistry thereafter and currently practices in New York.

Arik Tashie, PhD

Arik is a former researcher at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He currently works as an environmental scientist (hydrologist) and data analyst. Arik graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a PhD in geological sciences.

Isabel Garcia-Hermosa, Dphil

Isabel received her Dphil in engineering science from the University of Oxford. For over 15 years she has worked on projects related to the large scale removal of microplastics from aquatic environments, the physical impacts of marine renewable energy devices, and much more.

Khalid Khan, MSc, FCPS

Khalid ran numerous primary research trials and served as an editor of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. He’s the lead author of the award-winning Systematic Reviews to Support Evidence-Based Medicine. Khalid studied health research methods at McMaster University.

Zelio Fusco, PhD

Zelio is a research fellow at the Australian National University, where he’s working on a renewable energy and carbon capture/conversion project. He earned his PhD in engineering and nanotechnology from the same university.

Arianne Soliven, PhD

Arianne Soliven received her PhD in chemical sciences from Western Sydney University. A multidisciplinary scientist, she works as a scientific editor and is on the advisory board for Springer’s Chromatographia.