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Pocket Flosser: Flossing Made Simple & Pain-Free

A pain-free way to safely remove food & plaque in between teeth & the gum line using pressurized water. No batteries or wires needed.

Pocket Flosser: Flossing Made Simple & Pain-Free

A pain-free way to safely remove food & plaque in between teeth & the gum line using pressurized water. No batteries or wires needed.

$14,394
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
271
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 24 2016 2:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 14, 2018

About

Pocket Flosser. The first battery-free water flosser.
Pocket Flosser. The first battery-free water flosser.

 

Everyone brushes their teeth. But how about flossing? Pocket Flosser was created to make it too a daily habit. 

Pocket Flosser is the pain-free way to floss your teeth using high pressured water or your favorite mouthwash. Its built-in pump allows you to build pressure easily without batteries or wires making it small enough to stay on your bathroom counter or travel with you wherever you go.

The following images are of the first working 3D printed prototype of Pocket Flosser:

 

 

 

Brushing is part of our daily lives. We do so in the morning and at night. Flossing though? Not so much. It's either painful to the fingers or hard to reach the back teeth.

Interdental cleaning (cleaning in between the teeth) is an important step to achieve overall good oral health. Research shows that the build up of germs in between the teeth can cause gum disease, bad breath, and overtime can eventually lead to tooth loss; and increased risk of heart attacks, diabetes, and other serious health diseases. (NIH Publication No. 13-1142. "Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 13 Sept. 2013. Web. 10 Oct. 2016.)

Pocket Flosser's enables you to clean between your teeth and below your gum line's for a thorough cleaning.
Pocket Flosser's enables you to clean between your teeth and below your gum line's for a thorough cleaning.

  

 

 

The following images are of the first working 3D printed prototype of Pocket Flosser:

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our goals for Pocket Flosser was to make it convenient and as easy as using a toothbrush. Our product engineers have researched and designed around the idea of making Pocket Flosser a portable unit that doesn't rely on battery or power--just a manual pump that easily pressurizes water and/or mouthwash. With the help of our community dentists, dental hygienists, feedback from our patients and countless hours in the designing process, Pocket Flosser was born.

Original sketches from inventor and dental hygienist, Carlo Ricafort
Original sketches from inventor and dental hygienist, Carlo Ricafort

 

 

 

Pocket Flosser, like any other product, takes considerable amount of time and money in making sure it's designed to work right. Here's a breakdown of where the USD funds will go: 

 We will personally take you on our journey each step of the way and update you here on Kickstarter. From injection molding to packaging design, your love and support will help us bring this to reality! Back us up today!

 

 

Hello! My name is Carlo Ricafort, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) and I am the inventor of the Pocket Flosser. I studied at the University of San Francisco and received my degree in Dental Hygiene at Chabot College in 2006. I am a father of two beautiful young girls and have been married with my wife for 9 years. 

Pocket Flosser inventor Carlo Ricafort with wife Dolly, and daughters Lexi and McKenzie.
Pocket Flosser inventor Carlo Ricafort with wife Dolly, and daughters Lexi and McKenzie.

My journey with the Pocket Flosser began 5 years ago where I started listening to my patient’s consistent feedbacks and concerns about the other similar dental products in the market. They all seem to want something that is easier, more convenient, and a more effective tool to use to clean their gums after brushing their teeth. As a dental hygienist, I always recommend using the string floss as a first choice after brushing but because of our lifestyle and overall “would-rather-not” attitude, I realized I needed to create a product that can inspire and motivate my patients to be better in taking care of their teeth and gums. 

Early prototype designs of Pocket Flosser
Early prototype designs of Pocket Flosser

My goal was to create a product that can be a part of their lifestyle so that each time they visit our dental office, they can be proud to say that they have less pain and less expense. With your support, we can make Pocket Flosser a reality and available to everyone who wishes to make cleaning their teeth and gums easier. Thank you!

Carlo Ricafort, RDH with the Pocket Flosser prototypes in his dental office.
Carlo Ricafort, RDH with the Pocket Flosser prototypes in his dental office.

 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is to ensure Pocket Flosser's design and functionality is consistent once it's mass produced. Because it is important to avoid any mistake along the process, we plan to be in constant contact to ensure that we waste no time creating and then fixing mistakes.

Pocket Flosser's unique design relies on a mechanical pump to build high pressure. We want to ensure that the product undergoes rigorous stress testing to ensure durability and longevity for the lifetime of the product.

It's important that Pocket Flosser maintains the proper pressure to enable thorough cleaning of the teeth and gum lines. We'll be ensuring that this important feature is not compromised by any means and will rely on calibrating the design as needed for proper functionality.

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