About Us

Dr. Danny Snyder is a dentist who HATES cavities. He had so many unpleasant dental visits as a child that he once told his dentist that the "D" on his Detroit Tigers tee-ball jersey stood for "Dentist Hater." Well, you know what they say about karma. Dr. Snyder channels the fear and anxiety he felt at the dentist as a young kid to educate his patients on how to live a life free of cavities and gum disease. After several years of turning himself blue trying to motivate his patients, friends, and family to floss, he finally decided to approach the unpleasantries of flossing from a different angle.

Dr. Snyder lives in Washington State with his wife and 5 children. Dr. Snyder loves preventative dentistry and hates telling people they have cavities.  Dr. Snyder loves to work with wood, water ski and snow ski. 

 

We all know we should floss, yet most of us don't. Those who do floss rarely do it correctly. 

The SLATE Electric Flosser is the only 3-in-1 tool you need, in addition to your toothbrush, to achieve ideal oral health

Slate Electric Flosser on a Bathroom Counter with toothbrush holder and q-tips

Most people don't floss their teeth every day. Of those who do, most don't floss correctly. Toothbrushes have gotten very good at cleaning the biting surfaces and the sides of the teeth, which is exactly what they are designed to do. But even after a toothbrush does its job, tons of harmful bacteria are left behind, primarily in the spaces between teeth and on the surface of the tongue.

Bacteria stuck between your teeth can cause CAVITIES and make your breath super STINKY, but they also can cause HEART DISEASE, ARTERY DISEASE, DEMENTIA, and complications related to DIABETES.

 

 An easy-to-use flossing tool that properly cleaned the entire space between teeth just simply didn't exist, so we decided to invent one.

 

We decided to start with the end goal in mind. Our goal was not to just invent a better flosser. Our goal was to disrupt and remove as much plaque and bacteria as possible while simultaneously stimulating the soft tissues of the mouth that also harbor bacteria. That guiding principle effected the design of every aspect of the Slate Electric Flosser. 

 

Non-flexible, one-piece handle

For years, Dr. Snyder has used dental instruments of all shapes and sizes to clean and repair his patients' teeth. Design cues from these tried and true tools were crucial in developing a handle for the Slate Electric Flosser that was ergonomic and effective at easily accessing each and every tooth in the mouth. The one-piece design of the handle with contra-angle neck provides the precise control necessary for flossing. The vibrating motor is located within the neck of the flosser to maximize vibration to the floss head.  

 

The Secret Sauce lies in the Gum Sweeps

Handled flossers have existed for years, greatly simplifying the dreaded task of cutting off the circulation of the fingers. But the goal of flossing is not to just pass a piece of string between our teeth. The goal is to remove as much of the plaque and bacteria from between our teeth as possible. The design of our patented Gum Sweeps mimics the shape of our teeth and gums in the spaces between teeth. Strategically placed ribs and bristles sweep and remove the plaque and food particles that normally remain undisturbed after brushing alone. It may sound complicated, but it's as easy as sliding the floss head back and forth from tongue-to-cheek. Simple. Easy. Effective.

 

Anatomically-Shaped, 3-Blade Tongue Scraper

Most of the bacteria that cause bad breath live on the surface of the tongue. Brushing the tongue can help remove some of that bacteria, but studies have shown that a tongue scraper can remove 30% more odor-causing bacteria than a toothbrush. The tongue scraper on the Slate Electric Flosser has two rows of rubber bristles that lift and rake the hairs of the tongue in preparation of the final straight blade that squeegees and removes all the nasty gunk. The shape of the tongue scraper mimics the natural curvatures of an extended tongue. 

 

 High-Quality Multi-Use Floss Heads

Other flosser brands recommend that the floss heads be changed after every use, but the replaceable floss heads of the Slate Electric Flosser are designed to last. Depending on how tight the user's tooth contacts are and whether their teeth or fillings have sharp edges, our floss heads have proven to last between one to three weeks. For best results, we recommend that the floss head be replaced each week. With twice daily use compared to single-use floss heads or floss picks, Slate floss heads can keep almost 700 floss picks from hitting the landfill per year.