Plackers Introduces Flossing Solution for Tight Teeth, Sensitive Gums

Patent-pending GentleSlide(R) features PTFE floss technology

Jul 30, 2012, 07:00 ET from Plackers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plackers(R), makers of the first disposable flosser, introduces its newest specialty product to its innovative line of flossers. Patent-pending GentleSlide(R) is now ready to ship to retailers nationwide.

Featuring a high-performance, shred-resistant polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) floss technology, GentleSlide makes flossing between tight teeth easy and comfortable, and is gentle on sensitive gums. Cool mint flavoring gives a fresh, clean mouth feel.

"For 40 years, Plackers has been a leader in innovative, high quality consumer oral care products," said Jim Peliotes, vice president of marketing for Ranir, Plackers' parent company. "New GentleSlide offers retailers a unique product for their customers with special oral care needs."

People with tight teeth and sensitive gums often forgo flossing altogether because of the discomfort. GentleSlide solves the issue so they can maintain a healthy oral care routine that includes regular flossing, which is the best way to remove debris between teeth and plaque below the gum line to help prevent periodontal disease and gingivitis.

MSRP for a 90-count package of GentleSlide flossers is $2.99. Retailers and consumers who want more information or would like to place an order should visit

GentleSlide is the latest in Plackers' complete flosser line for the whole family. Other flossers include unique advanced cleaning Twin-Line(R) featuring two parallel lines of floss, breath-freshening Micro Mint(R), Plackers Kids with fluoride, Whitening Right Angle for hard to reach places, and OrthoPick(R) which is specifically designed to be used by people with braces.

About Plackers
Plackers, owned by Ranir, Inc., is a leading brand of consumer oral care products. Having patented the first disposable dental flosser, Plackers is committed to developing high quality, affordable oral care products with innovative features that include a comprehensive line of dental flossers, dental accessories and dental night protectors including the Grind No More(R) Dental Night Protector. Plackers holds more than 20 patents and is sold in major retailers worldwide. For more information, visit

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