Interdental toothbrushes

  • beaujangle

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    Mar 01, 2016 11:12 AM GMT
    This is far better than floss; try it if you haven't

    http://www.tepe.com/products/interdental-brushes/
  • ASHDOD

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    Mar 01, 2016 11:17 PM GMT


    Thats not something you use on a daily basis, only if you have problems with your gums or after operations
    [ my best friend is a dentist,lol]
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    Mar 02, 2016 1:32 AM GMT
    You'd be a fool to use one of those instead of flossing since they don't get below the gum line the way dental floss does.

    I've been using the FlossAid for years and it makes flossing much easier since you don't need to stick your hands in your mouth. It makes it very easy to get the floss around the sides of the teeth and work it up and down to scrape them.

    http://www.flossaid.com/

    http://www.amazon.com/Flossaid-Dental-Floss-Holder-Pack/dp/B00VQTRQ56/ref=pd_bxgy_121_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1M3HV6P5QTF9S7GFNKJW
  • beaujangle

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    Mar 02, 2016 4:01 AM GMT
    Sam27 saidWhich is better? Waterpik, Floss, or Interdental Toothbrush?


    I find interdental much better than flossing; that's my experience. If you're in doubt, try all and see for yourself
  • Wendigo9

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    Mar 02, 2016 4:25 AM GMT
    I brush and mouthwash twice a day, hardly need to floss and can't be botherd by these new dentist's tools.
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    Mar 02, 2016 4:27 AM GMT
    Sam27 saidWhich is better? Waterpik, Floss, or Interdental Toothbrush?



    The one that you will use consistently is the one that will work best. My teeth are pretty tight together so I've always HATED flossing. It's almost impossible for me to floss without the floss slipping suddenly into my gum-line, which is very painful. Two years ago I switched over to Waterpik only. I have not flossed with traditional floss once in those two years. When I went for my checkup around Christmas time I was very nervous what he was going to say. He told me "I see you've been flossing more. Your gums look fantastic." So I'm really thrilled to have finally found something that I can use on a regular basis that doesn't hurt and isn't a pain in the ass to do.

    Oh, and I also have a travel Waterpik which is great when you go out of town. It's rechargeable and the charge lasts a long time. It's not as powerful as the plug-in version but still works great.

    https://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/blog/dental-floss-vs-water-flossers/
  • beaujangle

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    Mar 02, 2016 6:19 AM GMT
    Sam27 saidbeaujangle, I have never use it before. I will try it out.

    Lumpyoatmeal, I have tried using FlossAid, but it is hard to floss into a "C” shape against the side of the tooth. I guess we all have many ways to floss our teeth.

    Wendigo9, you should floss, so you don't have to get any gums disease or unhealthy gums. I can't kiss a guy that doesn't floss, gross me out.

    Radd, I like to use both floss and waterpik. I use glide floss only for detailing under the gums and waterpik is for outside and inside all around my teeth gums. It is the same, floss or waterpik.

    I have this kind.
    WP-450-cordless-plus-water-flosser
    Nice small waterpik to travel across the U.S.


    yes, I also have a similar waterpik but I find it messy with water all over me. The interdental makes me feel good cause it's easy and I know it does its job; a good job indeed. Pls try it and let us know.
  • Silverlakr

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    Mar 02, 2016 6:37 AM GMT
    http://www.pro-floss.com/profloss-water-flosser

    I've been using this thing twice a day. Hooks up right to your faucet. No tank, no electricity, no battery. I floss, use Oral B electric brush and this water flosser. Have very good checkups.


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    I use this device when I eat outside the home. Primitive but it works

    https://www.google.com/express/productlanding/8260293015170248183_16682017138425078326_10046?mall=EastBay#/

  • Silverlakr

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    Mar 02, 2016 7:07 AM GMT
    Sam27 saidSilverlakr, that looks really nice. I might get rid of my old waterpik and buy that one.


    I like it, because it's like a squirt gun... kind of fun.
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    Mar 02, 2016 9:47 PM GMT
    Silverlakr said
    Sam27 saidSilverlakr, that looks really nice. I might get rid of my old waterpik and buy that one.


    I like it, because it's like a squirt gun... kind of fun.



    I can't imagine that a single stream of water could be nearly as effective as a true Waterpik. The pulsation is what really loosens the food particles and massages the gums.
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    Mar 03, 2016 12:18 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI used to floss everyday with regular floss. I probably neglected to floss three to four times a year.

    I would guess that you weren't going below the gums between the teeth and giving them a good scraping with the floss. Back when I was having lots of periodontal problems I asked the hygenist about using the Waterpik and she panned it and said that flossing is definitely better.

    I've never seen any sort of a training video on how to properly floss and I suspect that a lot of people aren't getting down below the gums. And when you're using your fingers to maneuver the floss it's not that easy. The FlossAid makes it a piece of cake to do a proper job.
  • Silverlakr

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    Mar 03, 2016 6:10 AM GMT
    Radd said
    Silverlakr said
    Sam27 saidSilverlakr, that looks really nice. I might get rid of my old waterpik and buy that one.


    I like it, because it's like a squirt gun... kind of fun.



    I can't imagine that a single stream of water could be nearly as effective as a true Waterpik. The pulsation is what really loosens the food particles and massages the gums.


    This device does pulse like a waterpik. same thing.