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Results: Which products do you use each week?

Manual toothbrush

35.59% • 21 votes

Standard electric toothbrush

59.32% • 35 votes

Sonic electric toothbrush

18.64% • 11 votes

Dental floss / tape

42.37% • 25 votes

Interdental brushes, e.g. TePe

45.76% • 27 votes

Dental picks

15.25% • 9 votes

Water flosser / oral irrigator, e.g. Waterpik

13.56% • 8 votes

Tongue scraper

13.56% • 8 votes

Non-alcohol mouthwash

25.42% • 15 votes

Alcohol mouthwash

11.86% • 7 votes

Chlorhexidine mouthwash, e.g. Corsodyl

13.56% • 8 votes

Other

5.08% • 3 votes

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59 votes in total.

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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 5th Aug 18, 1:11 PM
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    What dental hygiene products do you use?
    • #1
    • 5th Aug 18, 1:11 PM
    What dental hygiene products do you use? 5th Aug 18 at 1:11 PM
    Just out of interest, which of these do you regularly use?
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 5th Aug 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 9:16 PM
    Thanks for taking part. It looks like I'm the only one still using alcohol mouthwash then. It can't be good for you but nothing else gives the same satisfying 'sting.'

    Also, it's surprising how many use electric toothbrushes now.
    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 5th Aug 18, 9:57 PM
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    • #3
    • 5th Aug 18, 9:57 PM
    • #3
    • 5th Aug 18, 9:57 PM
    Thanks for taking part. It looks like I'm the only one still using alcohol mouthwash then. It can't be good for you but nothing else gives the same satisfying 'sting.'
    Originally posted by coffeehound

    No me too, can't stand the NA stuff. Mostly I think because I don't like the taste of mint much and the A stuff seems to dull it. Also works better if you ask me and it probably less of a chemical mishmash for those that care about that (I do not).



    A lot of places though have got rid of the A stuff at least in the cheaper ranges. Paying 1 now rather than 40p. More likely the reason.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 5th Aug 18, 10:37 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 10:37 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 10:37 PM
    ^ Also the alcohol one I use doesn't froth up like a volcanic eruption when you're gargling
    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 5th Aug 18, 11:18 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 11:18 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 11:18 PM
    Everyone would be better off, both financially and oral health wise if they ditched all mouthwash.

    UNLESS specifically recommended by a Dental professional for a specific condition for a specific time.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 5th Aug 18, 11:35 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 11:35 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 11:35 PM
    I am amused the list doesn't include toothpaste. I assume it is taken for granted.
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 6th Aug 18, 8:25 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:25 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:25 AM
    Dentek inter dental brushes from Boots are very good value at less than 10p each currently. https://www.boots.com/dentek-slim-brush-32-pack-10176854 for example.

    I also occasionally use Periogen, which is imported from the US and available through Amazon.

    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 6th Aug 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 12:55 PM
    A locum dentist tried to flog me some Corsodyl mouthwash, and some tepe brushes. I declined.
    "If you run into a difficult person in the morning, you ran into an difficult person. If you run into difficult people all day.. you're the difficult person."

    cleaned up version of Raylan Givens quote, Justified
    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 6th Aug 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 7:03 PM
    A locum dentist tried to flog me some Corsodyl mouthwash, and some tepe brushes. I declined.
    Originally posted by fibonarchie
    If he was a Locum, he would have absolutely nothing to gain from the practice sales of sundry items!!! He'd be paid exactly the same no matter what he did.

    So he might just of been recommending them because he felt they might have been of some use to you.

    Still - better to assume everyone is out to rip you off, eh!
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 6th Aug 18, 7:14 PM
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    If he was a Locum, he would have absolutely nothing to gain from the practice sales of sundry items!!! He'd be paid exactly the same no matter what he did.

    So he might just of been recommending them because he felt they might have been of some use to you.

    Still - better to assume everyone is out to rip you off, eh!
    Originally posted by Toothsmith
    Well why didn't my usual dentist try and sell me them, then? (I did get some freebie toothpaste from her though )

    I only saw the locum once, he was covering for my dentist's maternity leave.
    "If you run into a difficult person in the morning, you ran into an difficult person. If you run into difficult people all day.. you're the difficult person."

    cleaned up version of Raylan Givens quote, Justified
    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 6th Aug 18, 7:29 PM
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    She maybe knew you were an awkward buer and wouldn't have bought them anyway?
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 6th Aug 18, 8:13 PM
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    Everyone would be better off, both financially and oral health wise if they ditched all mouthwash.

    UNLESS specifically recommended by a Dental professional for a specific condition for a specific time.
    Originally posted by Toothsmith

    Mouthwash is good. Where most people go wrtong is to use it just before or just after brushing. Which is counter-productive.


    Though yes a lot of people do not really need it.


    And a lot of people don't brush either. it benefits them!


    It's just too hard to generalise things.
    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 6th Aug 18, 8:25 PM
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    And a lot of people don't brush either. it benefits them!


    It's just too hard to generalise things.
    Originally posted by Carrot007
    I've met some.. er.. interesting (shall we say) dentists in my time. Including one who leaned on my shoulder while holding his pen and paper and trying to write while he prodded around in my mouth with his other hand. Cheaper than hiring a nurse I suppose. The receptionist also seemed to be conspicuously absent.

    But I've yet to meet one who says don't bother brushing your teeth
    "If you run into a difficult person in the morning, you ran into an difficult person. If you run into difficult people all day.. you're the difficult person."

    cleaned up version of Raylan Givens quote, Justified
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 8th Aug 18, 7:54 PM
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    I use mouthwash- I get the feeling it's controversial to do that in general, but I'll always opt for the alcohol free type because I don't like the way it burns the insides of my mouth- I wouldn't apply an alcohol solution to my skin without worrying about further damage (drying, killing healthy cells etc) and I can't understand myself why it would be wise to take a different point of view to the inside skin in my mouth. I'd view it as causing damage and would not knowingly cause my body damage as routine.
    • emilyela536
    • By emilyela536 13th Aug 18, 10:46 AM
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    I use Mouthwash actuality it takes little time to do and no side effects of cleaning mouth with mouthwash.
    • simone mary
    • By simone mary 13th Aug 18, 11:45 AM
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    Power Toothbrushes.
    Toothpaste.
    Teeth Whitening.
    Mouthwash.
    Breath Fresheners.
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