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Coldeanseagull

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Mar 13, 2013
7,597
Coldean
I bought a chinese copy one for about £10-15...amazon I think, a couple of years ago. They work a charm.
I was actually surprised how clean my teeth felt after the first use. Most have different settings so you won't knock your teeth out. Quite comical really, losing the co ordination to jet the walls in the bathroom!
Note to self, it's not a portable bidet :eek:
 

Elbow750

Well-known member
Jun 21, 2020
440
I've got one, water pik (?) for which I paid about £50 a few years ago. My dental hygienist recommended one when my gums started shrinking due to poor hygiene on my part. I don't use it so much these days but its pretty good when I do.

My gums recovered and are now pretty good, for my age!! But I put most of that down to using Listerine Advanced Defence Gum Treatment mouthwash. Expensive but then so is dental treatment/ dental implants and false teeth.
 


AmexRuislip

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Feb 2, 2014
33,612
Ruislip
My dental hygienist has suggested I get one and recommend one that I've just looked at and costs over £200.

That's not going to happen.

There's a a bewildering array of them available and I was wondering if any of you fine folk have and recommendations for one at a more modest price?

What with Amazon's festival of spending on shit I was looking at £50ish as long as that gets me something that is any good.

Any thoughts?
Put yr teeth in a bucket and use a Karcher.

Other jet wash devices are available
 

METALMICKY

Well-known member
Jan 30, 2004
5,846
Use a Philips one, think it was about £70. much easier than flossing which can make my gums bleed. Air flosser can get to places normal string floss can’t.

Never found it messy at all. It all stays in your mouth (or should do!)
The fact that your gums are bleeding is indicative of periodontal issues rather than an issue with the floss or that you are using it incorrectly.
 


beorhthelm

A. Virgo, Football Genius
Jul 21, 2003
35,211
well I suppose you are right if you are not worried about gum disease which can lead to heart disease :shrug:
blimey that escalated. can we eat fatty foods if we offset with water flossing?
 

Happy Exile

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Apr 19, 2018
1,824
I think there's evidence that gum disease is linked to Alzheimers so that's another reason to take flossing seriously.

I use a cheap generic Chinese brand water flosser that does a good job. Also use an electric toothbrush. A year or so ago I got an ultrasonic plaque remover thing that is great too and I use occasionally.

It might be a load of useless gadgets to some, but I'm nearly 50, all my own teeth, no fillings and no issues when visiting the dentist so I'm incentivised to keep doing what I do.
 


The Wookiee

Back From The Dead
Nov 10, 2003
14,807
Worthing
I bought a chinese copy one for about £10-15...amazon I think, a couple of years ago. They work a charm.
I was actually surprised how clean my teeth felt after the first use. Most have different settings so you won't knock your teeth out. Quite comical really, losing the co ordination to jet the walls in the bathroom!
Note to self, it's not a portable bidet :eek:

I saw a similar Chinese one, however it was no good and cost me 2.30
 

schmunk

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Jan 19, 2018
9,353
Mid mid mid Sussex
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jackanada

Well-known member
Jul 19, 2011
3,133
Brighton
I didn't know there were so many people still able to see a dentist.
 

Badger

NOT the Honey Badger
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
May 8, 2007
12,717
Toronto
Ok when did this happen? What's next, will we be going to our pharmaceutical specialist to get medications or has that already happened?
I'd never been to dental hygenist until I moved to Canada. Thankfully my work health insurance includes dental cover, so I've been going twice a year since. It took about 6 years to correct all the shoddy dental work I'd got done in the UK.
 


METALMICKY

Well-known member
Jan 30, 2004
5,846
They don't they go to a dental hygenist instead ;)
You jest but the introduction of the dumb UDA based NHS dental contract back in 2006 virtually created the job of hygienist. Dentists used to provide the whole range of periodontal treatment but they decided they weren't getting paid enough.
 

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