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Dental Lace

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Who They Are

Dental Lace was founded by Jodi Breau. One day, she took a long look at her dental floss and realized how unsustainable it was. She shares, “For many years, I ranted about harmful plastic dental floss to my dentist, my hygienist, my friends, colleagues, and family.”

Jodi learned that if everyone in the United States flossed to ADA recommendations, the empty dispensers alone would fill a football field six stories high in just one year. And the dental floss would be enough to circle the Earth 1,246 times! Dissatisfied with the ugly packaging and excessive waste, she knew there had to be a better way.

When she retired from her career as a school librarian, Jodi wondered, “What am I going to do with myself?” Her husband suggested she pursue her idea for a sustainable dental floss — and Dental Lace came into the world.

What They Created

Dental Lace Refillable Floss is a sustainable dental floss solution. Unlike conventional floss, it’s made from eco-friendly materials and is 99% zero-waste. Dental Lace gives you a clean, healthy smile without plastic or chemical additives.

Dental Lace’s original floss is made from 100% Mulberry silk, one of the strongest fibers in the world. Coated in natural Candelila wax, their floss glides smoothly and removes debris from your teeth. Each roll replaces up to seven plastic floss packs. And instead of plastic, they package their floss in glass jars with stainless steel lids — both reusable and recyclable.

The jars’ nature-inspired designs make them a stylish addition to your bathroom. And when your floss runs out, you can simply open the jar and refill with a new roll!

In their mission to rid the world of harmful plastic oral care products, Dental Lace has also expanded to offer sustainable toothbrushes and toothpaste tablets.

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Where They Work

Dental Lace is based in the beautiful state of Maine, near Cape Elizabeth and Pittsfield. Maine has led the nation in environmental policies for years, and Dental Lace is continuing this important work.

Why We Love Them

We love Dental Lace because of their deep commitment to sustainability. In our partnership with them, we’ve learned that they care more about the environment than making huge profits.

Dental Lace’s attention to detail is another reason we’re thrilled to have them in our community. They choose compostable and recyclable packaging — shipping only in 100% recyclable materials. We love that Dental Lace makes their sustainable products convenient, accessible, and stylish.

At Lochtree, we believe in the power that simple changes can bring. Dental Lace shows us that something as small as choosing zero-waste dental floss can have a meaningful impact!

How They’re Impacting the World

As a company, Dental Lace strives to be zero-waste in all levels of business. They apply the 5 Rs of zero-waste both at home and their facility. They also work to conserve energy by using heat pumps to heat and cool — and by packaging their products using wind and solar energy.

Dental Lace works to educate people about the waste created by plastic oral care products. They recently won the Maine’s SBA Exporter of the Year Award, and have received multiple awards since their founding.

Currently sold in 40 countries, Dental Lace is working toward a world where all dental floss will be zero-waste. They envision a future without any plastic waste from oral care.

Moving forward, Dental Lace plans to continue supporting environmental reform, bringing consumers top-quality sustainable oral care products, and working to reduce waste throughout their supply chain.

How You Can Help

We at Lochtree and our friends at Dental Lace invite you to help be part of the solution to plastic waste. Here are a few ideas you can implement today:

    • Support zero-waste brands.As consumers, we have the power to show businesses what our priorities are. When we choose zero-waste products, we increase the demand for these sustainable alternatives.
    • Avoid purchasing plastic products.In a similar way, we can help decrease the demand for plastic products by avoiding them whenever possible. When your plastic products run out or break, look for sustainable replacements.
  • Don’t underestimate the importance of small changes.You don’t have to do big, drastic things to join the fight against plastic pollution. Your small, daily actions are often the most powerful.

Switch to sustainable, zero-waste dental floss.Dental Lace helps you care for your smile in a way that’s great for you and the planet. Try your first jar of Dental Lace and experience unique, zero-waste oral care.

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Henry Palmer

Henry Palmer is the Founder and CEO of Lochtree. Since 2020, Lochtree has been working to make sustainable living simple through greater access to earth-friendly alternatives, helpful climate-focused content, and a growing community. When he's not working, Henry enjoys spending time with his two young children as well as outdoors rowing, cycling, having adventures in an old VW camper van, and hanging out with his two border collies.