Thursday, May 4, 2017
Every visit ends the same way-- with a bag containing a toothbrush, a small tube of toothpaste, and a tiny, tiny container of dental floss.
The floss is outstanding stuff. It's very thin, but strong and doesn't shred. I love it. I'm a bargain shopper, and had several containers of another brand in the bathroom. There was no need to buy more-- until recently.
I went looking for this fantastic floss. No luck. None in the big box stores. None in the drug stores. I e-mailed the company, which makes a long list of other dental products. The company quickly got back to me. Due to a lack of consumer demand, they no long manufacture it. The e-mail went on to say if there is enough demand, it might come back.
Are you kidding me?!
I thought the purpose of a free sample was to entice you to buy the product. Lord knows, I've bought enough stuff based on samples-- dryer sheets, soap, razors, toothpaste, shampoo... Why give a free sample of something you can't buy in a regular, enlarged package?
It's not the fault of my dentist. I checked the expiration date on the floss sample. It's new stock. The expiration date is a couple of years down the road. Who knew floss expired? I can't understand why the company is making sample sizes, but not the larger ones.
I guess I'll ask the dentist on my next visit in six months. In the meantime, I'll floss daily, but I won't enjoy it.
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