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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadTrek Boy View Post
    Having just been to the dentist and congratulated on how clean my teeth and gums were, I have never flossed in my life! Proves your statement incorrect.
    Some people need to floss, others don't....
    Colin I don't know why your dentist said that,

    but I do know it is good to floss between your teeth and it will improve the heath of your teeth and gums.
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    The point about flossing is that removing muck from between your teeth will significantly reduce the risk of inflammation. And it's inflammation that finishes a lot of people off.

    However, good electric toothbrushes are very good at getting the muck out from between teeth. Only jammed-in lumps need flossing or brushing with specialist interdental brushes.

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    Just had a molar out last week as a lot of vigorous brushing knocked the crown off and left me with a broken tooth, it was a bit dear to pay for and took a load of pulling to get it out.
    Electric ones will find the dodgy teeth very easily.
    Biggest problem with my teeth was the NHS payment scheme in the 50's where the dentist ONLY got paid for extractions and fillings. They seemed to find loads of fillings to do even without having any sweets, I seemed to get plenty of imposed dental work and ended up with a mouthful of poorly fitted mercury fillings which needed replacements at regular intervals along with money extractions from my wallet. None of this new fangled preventive dentistry then. Drill drill and fill. Mercury is one of the metals that affect the brain cells so I am quite pleased that most have now gone from my head, replaced with newer material. At a cost of course.
    signed, Gummy GWAYGWAY
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWAYGWAY View Post
    Just had a molar out last week as a lot of vigorous brushing knocked the crown off and left me with a broken tooth, it was a bit dear to pay for and took a load of pulling to get it out.
    Electric ones will find the dodgy teeth very easily.
    Biggest problem with my teeth was the NHS payment scheme in the 50's where the dentist ONLY got paid for extractions and fillings. They seemed to find loads of fillings to do even without having any sweets, I seemed to get plenty of imposed dental work and ended up with a mouthful of poorly fitted mercury fillings which needed replacements at regular intervals along with money extractions from my wallet. None of this new fangled preventive dentistry then. Drill drill and fill. Mercury is one of the metals that affect the brain cells so I am quite pleased that most have now gone from my head, replaced with newer material. At a cost of course.
    signed, Gummy GWAYGWAY
    I understand dentists are moving over to polymer fillings which are mixed up resin fillings which are very adhesive almost like araldite or car body filler.

    With this filling material they can patch corners and small chips.

    One day they will invent pain free dentistry, it might not be in my time but then injections will go the way of the dinosaurs.

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    Your dental childhood sounds just like mine Gway, I had good teeth until the school dentist saw me. Constant drilling and black fillings after that and not many teeth now with all root filled
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    My dentist nearly killed me when I was about 20.

    I was walking across a field with a mate taking a shortcut to the pub when a golf ball whizzed by missing my head by about 2 inches. My mate picked up the ball and said "It's got your name on it!!".

    Sure enough, it had the name R.J.McInnes clearly printed on the ball. At that moment, my dentist who has exactly the same name as me appeared over the rise. He had been practicing (golf not dentistry) on the field.

    Sure spooked us though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robmac View Post
    My dentist nearly killed me when I was about 20.

    I was walking across a field with a mate taking a shortcut to the pub when a golf ball whizzed by missing my head by about 2 inches. My mate picked up the ball and said "It's got your name on it!!".

    Sure enough, it had the name R.J.McInnes clearly printed on the ball. At that moment, my dentist who has exactly the same name as me appeared over the rise. He had been practicing (golf not dentistry) on the field.

    Sure spooked us though!
    Like Baldrick, he had a bullet with his name on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FringeDweller View Post
    I don't want to sound pervy, but,

    are you aware that these sonic type of electric toothbrushes can be used as a medicinal ultra-sonic healing stick ?

    If you hold the back/non-bristle side against any area of pain and massage the area gently, you may be pleasantly surprised with the results. I get occasional ear-ache (not married see !) If I hold the tootbrush behind the lobe and gently massage the area it reduces the pain and often eliminates it, same on painful joints and aching/cramped muscles.

    and for the experimental among us, My mate says his missus loves the intensity of it, whatever that means, I dunno.

    james
    It seems even the cheapest ones with a oscillating round head are better than anything the comes out of Anne Summers shop, I note someone has just bought one they also have a variety selection of heads with them one for cleaning teeth ETC ETC ETC.
    Apart from that I couldn't possibly comment.

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    I also have amouthfull of Mercury fillings from the 60's nhs butcher. Some teeth are more filling than tooth. A few years ago I because of a lack of local dentists I went to a private one. Apparently I was getting bacteria going down between the fillings and tooth resulting in inflammation ,. About thousand pound a tooth to sort it. I resorted to hot salty water mouth washes and chewing raw garlic whenever I got a sore gum..... Over several months 3 of my bottom lumps of Mercury dissintegrated .been pain free for several years now.

    Got no desire to ever visit a dentist again, wouldn't trust a word from any of them.

    Most of my teeth are packed together tightly so impossible to floss even ifi wanted to.

    Discovered last night that my 3 year old granddaughter has an electric toothbrush!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariesnowgoose View Post
    Very embarrassed to say I came out of the dentist this morning clutching a 25 ultrasonic toothbrush

    I must now eat my words regarding my previous comments on 'gadgets'!
    You must share your personal view of it's "intensity"

    Seriously, I find it therapeutic to massage my arthritis and cramps. a dollop of coconut oil can be very relaxing and calming.

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