Reddit mentions: The best oral care products

We found 2,336 Reddit comments discussing the best oral care products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 1,065 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

1. DrTung's Tongue Cleaner, Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper (colors may vary)

  • YOUR BREATH'S FRIEND - DrTung's well-known tongue scraper for adults & kids helps remove build-up & soft plaque in seconds. It's gentle on the tongue & easy to use, to help maintain better oral hygiene & and the best bad breath (halitosis) treatment for adults
  • MADE WITH STAINLESS STEEL - DrTung’s Stainless Steel tongue cleaners are made from high-grade, austenitic stainless steel making them more, effective and longer-lasting - and more hygienic - than a tongue brush. Adjustable to fit your mouth.
  • COMFORT GRIP HANDLE - DrTung's stainless tongue scraper is made with soft and comfortable rubber handles. Unlike small, round grips these allow you, precise control & better position of the cleaner on the tongue for more effective cleaning
  • ERGONOMIC TONGUE SCRAPER - Get fresher breath & a cleaner mouth in just 10 seconds! DrTung’s iconic curved shape & ergonomic design ensures a pleasant, thorough, and comfortable cleaning of your tongue. Experience tongue cleaning like never before!
  • ABOUT US - Our products have grown out of a passion for bringing healthy smiles naturally. Since our beginning, DrTung's has been on the leading edge by providing innovative products for fresher breath and healthier smiles
DrTung's Tongue Cleaner, Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper (colors may vary)
Height2.5 inches
Length5 inches
Number of items1
Release dateFebruary 2019
Size1 Count
Weight0.05 pounds
Width3 inches
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4. Waterpik Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius, WP-660 White

  • ADVANCED WATER FLOSSING: Aquarius is a performance water flosser model featuring enhanced pressure with 10 settings for a custom clean, massage mode for gum stimulation, plus a built-in timer/pacer pauses briefly at 30 secs and 1 min to help track flossing time.
  • HIGH VOLUME RESERVOIR AND SLIM HANDLE: Holds 22 ounces for 90 seconds of use, no refilling required. Small maneuverable handle makes it easy to floss all areas including back teeth and includes a convenient water on/off switch.
  • DENTIST RECOMMENDED: 9 in 10 dental professionals recommend the Waterpik brand. Waterpik is clinically proven and the first water flosser brand to earn the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance.
  • KEY FEATURES: 7 tips for multiple family members and needs, 10 pressure settings (10-100 PSI), removable 22 oz reservoir (top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning), 90 secs of flossing time, 360 tip rotation, 120VAC/60Hz for use in North America only.
  • EASY AND EFFECTIVE: The Waterpik Aquarius water flosser removes up to 99.9 percent of plaque and is up to 50 percent more effective than dental floss for improving gum health. Just fill the reservoir with warm water, place the tip in your mouth, and start flossing.
Waterpik Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius, WP-660 White
Height10.3 Inches
Length3.8 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateJanuary 2014
Size10.35x3.8x4.7 Inch (Pack of 1)
Weight1.46 Pounds
Width4.7 Inches
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6. Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse for Windows, USB, 800 / 1200 /1600DPI, 5 Buttons - Black

  • Bluetooth sports running headphones
Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse for Windows, USB, 800 / 1200 /1600DPI, 5 Buttons - Black
Height2.9527559025 Inches
Length4.8031496014 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateJuly 2021
Weight0.28125 Pounds
Width2.5196850368 Inches
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20. Listerine UltraClean Access Flosser WITH Refill Pack (Pack Of 1)

Set Of One Flosser And 4 Unflavored Flossing Heads, PlusPack Of 28 Mint Refills32 Total RefillsMakes Flossing Easy
Listerine UltraClean Access Flosser WITH Refill Pack (Pack Of 1)
Height1.0629921249 Inches
Length3.93700787 Inches
Number of items1
Size1 Count (Pack of 1)
Weight0.11 Pounds
Width0.787401574 Inches
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u/uiucmike · 16 pointsr/UIUC

wow thx <3 <3 <3

But honestly, literally anyone can be attractive. If that's a major roadblock for you to improve your social skills, do soemthing about it; give yourself a makeover! Following is subjective, I guess, but..

Get a good haircut. 90% of the time, that just means "short on the sides, longer on top". LookAfter on green is really good. You could probably just be like "yo hook me up" and they can give you something trendy. Put this in your hair. Shower in the morning, and blowdry it instead of letting it air dry.

Revamp your wardrobe. Get tighter clothes. A pair of these will get you far. If you can button them without causing lots of physical pain to yourself, they aren't too tight (and they will stretch). Try to avoid washing jeans in the washing machine. If you do, air dry them. If your jeans fit well, chances are they won't after you run them through the dryer.

Stay away from gym shoes. A pair of black and a pair of white vans will take you a long way.

Stay away from overusing graphic tees. Grey is a great colour that looks good on everyone. Black and other dark colours are good too. Sweatshirts usually look p good as long as they are a tight fit. Henleys are easy and lit too.

Stay away from cargo shorts. Tight, coloured, mid-thigh shorts are "in" and look better. Looser but still short & thin neutral-coloured shorts are ez too. Especially for spring/summer.

Most of the stuff from Express, H&M, Zara, sometimes A&F, etc. is good.

Qt, bold briefs/boxer briefs from calvin klein, aussiebum, etc. are lit too. People won't often see them, obviously, but it's an easy confidence boost.

Don't discount the importance of being confident. Milo Yiannopoulos isn't actually that attractive, but he is 110% confident, so he tricks you into adding like 4 points. Fix your posture. Sit up straight, stand up straight w/ your shoulders back. Your body will feel better, and you will come off much more confident. Body language is important. The same is true about smiling more, etc.

Take care of your teeth. Crest Whitestrips can save your life if you are a soda/coffee drinker. Floss twice a day, maybe get a tongue brush.

Keep your body hair under control with one of these and a decent razer. Another thing that people only will see if you wear like a real deep v-neck or unbuttoned Henley or when you are sexing, but a confidence booster nonetheless.

Keep your hygiene up to par. Shower often, wash thoroughly (a loofah or washcloth is a good investment) with some kind of good-smelling body wash, wear deodorant, and get some kind of cologne that isn't axe (one of the < $30 ones from Amazon is fine). Also, idk why straight boys often don't wash their butthole, but wash your butthole.

Take care of your skin. This will save your life. If you have acne and that doesn't work well enough, invest in a proactiv subscription or something. You will look and feel much better. Don't be afraid of concealer to cover up some particularly egregious blemishes. Idk anything about makeup brands, but something like this (except that matches your skin tone) is great because it doubles as a mild acne treatment. This (or any spray product with Salicylic acid) will help immensely if you have body acne.

Get in shape. You will look and feel better! You sound like you don't have much time to go to the gym, which is fine. Muscly, skinny and toned, or super skinny are all "trendy" looks. Just avoid dad bod. Skinny can be achieved just through diet and optionally doing body weight exercises at home (crunches, pushups, etc.) or getting a pair of weights. Most importantly, make sure the fit of your clothes matches your body. All of those 3 benefit from snug fits. Dad bod "benefits" from a looser fit, but that's because your clothes are trying to hide your body shape rather than accentuate it, hence why it isn't ideal.

Before interviews/career/fairs/going on a date/whatever other important event, max all this out. Aside from looking good, you will feel good, and you will have a much easier time being confident. When talking to recruiters, especially during the interview, I find that when you feel good about yourself, nerves dissipate hardcore to the point where even when you are stuck, you don't really get that sinking feeling in your stomach. Smile and nod a lot, sell yourself with your strong, confident energy. If you seem like a fun person to work with (and look at), that can make up for a lot of your "faults".

I got all of my interviews that I got at the Expo this year wearing shorts and flip-flops (went during lunch break at work, so didn't have time to change). Just be a chill, happy, and humble dude/dudette, but own the fact that you feel good about yourself. Ppl dig that, especially when a lot of kids are in the same situation you are (ie. don't feel attractive or comfortable talking to people, or their whole life is just academics).

Edit: Oops also do your eyebrows and keep your facial hair in check.

u/an_gem_21 · 3 pointsr/braces

  1. Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Mini Toothbrush, Peppermint -

    Great for on the go and at my desk for a quick “brush” but there aren’t many in a pack so I try to use no more than 1 of these per day. I got mine at Target but probably would get a better deal on Amazon.

  2. Plackers Orthopick Flosser for Braces -

    Samples of these came in my “kit” from my ortho and I ordered a stock on amazon. I use these at nigh and use my waterpik in the morning.

  3. Plackers Grind No More Dental Night Guard for Teeth Grinding-

    I let my dentist and ortho know I use these (I prefer them to any other mouth guard I’ve tried) and they ok’d them with braces since they aren’t the heat & mold kind. I use them for a little longer than the box recommends (3 days) but toss them when they get gross.

  4. GUM Orthodontic Wax, Mint with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera-

    I keep seeing people saying they can’t keep wax on. I love this wax (I got 2 kinds, no flavor and mint) because it’s perforated and easy to size out. Just roll in your fingers before applying otherwise it’s not going to stick. The mint is nice and fresh! I am using this a lot while my cheeks are getting used to poking metal but always remove before eating or brushing!

  5. Preserve Mint Tea Tree Flavored Toothpicks-

    Do not use these too aggressively, you don’t want to damage your braces! But after a meal these have been a lifesaver for me. I gently (and hopefully discretely) get food unstuck. I got minty ones and keep a pack in jackets, backpack, car... I’m serious when I say lifesaver!

  6. Trident Sugar Free Chewing Gum-

    This is a bigger debate than getting wax to stick! My ortho did tell me that sugar free gum is allowed but not too much and don’t keep chewing it if it dissolves. Consult your ortho if you’re not sure. I was surprised to find that almost all gum is sugar free. Not all but most. I was searching all over for “SUGAR FREE” specifically and it was right at the register! I might get the 15 pack on Amazon though.

  7. Slim Brush Interdental Cleaners-

    Honestly I don’t use these that often but once and a while it’s nice to clean every nook and cranny. I have to force myself to floss every day so this isn’t something I use often. They are more gentle than toothpicks but food gets caught in the tiny bristles and it turns into a mess. I picked up a small pack at Target.
u/ScoobyScoob · 2 pointsr/keto

Haha well thank you!! One will do nicely! :)

Anyone who’s worked in the medical field for more than like 6 months should know it by the name of Magic Mouthwash, but it also goes by “GI Cocktail” because when swallowed it’s great for stomach pain, but you’d just want to swish and spit. Different places call it different things, but asking for the 1:1:1 ratio of Maalox, Benadryl, and Lidocaine should do the trick!! Pharmacies will definitely know what it is if they write the script for that!!

OMAD is the best!!! Braces make it even better! Haha

Food gets stuck in my braces 100% of the time. That being said, your experience may be different!! I’m missing a tooth on my bottom row and my teeth are super tight on the top, so big things get stuck in the bottom teeth since they’re pretty spaced out and little things get stuck in my top teeth because they’re so close. It’s a nightmare, really. But on its way to being fixed! I’m saying decay happens because of food, so naturally, if food is there for a longer amount of time I would think decay is more likely. But I’m not a dentist, so I can’t tell you that for shizzle!! What I’m mostly meaning by that is that I’m nervous my teeth will decay around where the cement is but be their perfect state of health underneath where the brackets are stuck and they’ll look weird when they’re off. This is totally irrational, I’m just a little bit psycho about my teeth hahaha. I just got my first cavity at age 24 and it was terrifying! Until now, I really haven’t had any dental work (born without wisdom teeth, yay!) so it’s all new and a little scary to me because I’ve been a freak about my teeth since I could talk hahaha. I’m sure it’s not a big deal at all, and as long as you keep up on your brushing, flossing, and fluoride mouthwash you’ll be golden!!

I also cannot recommend these flossers enough!! Flossing the normal way with braces is muy frustrating, so these are the best!! The skinny side fits between the wire and your teeth so you don’t have to “thread” your floss! And these little guys are essential to always have in your pocket in case you eat something and need to get food out on-the-go. I always carry a little baby bottle of mouthwash, too. If you don’t have one already, get an electric toothbrush - way easier to brush and get a good clean. Water flossers are wonderful to add to your normal flossing as well!!! I know this is a lot, don’t worry, they’ll go over everything with you at your appointment and should give you some of the little brushies at the very least but also some floss threaders and whatever else you may need to get started. :)

u/whenwillthewaitend · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have a lot of issues with tooth decay. Like when I go to the dentist what I typically hear is "everything looks really clean and you're doing a great job brushing and flossing BUT you have some cavities...." I also have a lot of spots where my teeth demineralize. So it's a constant struggle to keep the spots that have demineralized from turning into cavities. I also have bad dental anxiety and started seeing a dentist that does sedation dentistry.

For me I was able to get by with just nitrous oxide for most dental procedures (fillings and crowns) and I know some hospitals have started to allow nitrous oxide during labor so it seems safe to assume that isn't horrible for mom and baby. Maybe you could ask about that. It isn't as good for dental anxiety as being able to just to put out while they do whatever but it definitely helps take the edge off the anxiety, at least for me.

As to the pregnancy gingivitis: yep that's a thing and it sucks. My dentist recommended I get a waterpik flosser and start using it on a lower setting and then try to slowly build up to a higher setting as I was able. He also suggested putting a cap full of listerine or some other mouthwash into the tank with the water and flossing with that. Apparently that helps with the gingivitis. And I was instructed to call the office and make an appointment to go back in if the gingivitis started getting worse and I started seeing a lot of bleeding. Last year when I was having a lot of work done I had some spots where my gums were pretty swollen so they gave me a Chlorhexidine mouthwash to use with the waterpik which really seemed to help.

But basically there are options! Just find a good dentist that offers some different options for sedation dentistry that you trust and discuss it all with him/her. Different dentists will have different things they're comfortable with doing while a woman is pregnant. Like, for example, my previous dentist wouldn't do any x-rays at all during any point of a pregnancy. My current dentist will do some x-rays during the later part of the 2nd trimester and the 3rd trimester. So I'd assume the same general willingness to take certain risks would carry over to things like sedation. Some dentists will probably give you some options that others maybe wouldn't.

Hopefully you find something that works for you and you're able to get everything taken care of!

u/gallantlady · 2 pointsr/DentalHygiene


This is the electric toothbrush I use and recommend: Sonicare Flex Care Plus. It is cheapest at Costco but comes in a pack of 2. It's important to replace the brush head every 3-4 months. Sonicare now has a subscription service to automatically send you a new brush head when it's time to replace, or you can buy the brush heads when you need them; they come out to approx $9 each on amazon but you can get 6 for $50 at Costco and they oftentimes have a $10 instant rebate. If you need to use a manual toothbrush, I recommend the Nimbus manual toothbrush. These Wisps are really handy when you can't brush after eating.  


The floss I recommend is Dr. Tung's Smart Floss and you can use this  Floss Holder to make it easier to use. (Amazon only sells the floss in packs of 3 or 6 so if you want to purchase a single pack you can find it at Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, or Sprouts.) A Waterpik can also be a great tool, this one is a Handheld Waterpik and is more convenient to use. You can use it in the shower and it takes up less counter space. 


This Crest Gum and Sensitivity  paste is one of my favorites and I like Act Total Care mouthwash. When choosing a toothpaste or mouthwash, look for "sodium fluoride" as an active ingredient.  It's best to stay away from mouthwashes with alcohol in them and whitening/charcoal pastes because the abrasives in them can damage the teeth. If you use a whitening rinse with hydrogen peroxide, only use it 2-3 times per week to avoid making the gum tissue sensitive. Other than that, whatever you prefer is just fine.


For an inexpensive whitening treatment Crest White Strips are a good option.

u/lVlama · 2 pointsr/DentalHygiene

Waterpiks are excellent for cleaning deeper pockets. However, I understand the frustration of the mess. What I found that works great is getting a travel size water pick like this one and using it in the shower instead of the sink, kinda like that new shower tool. Keeping a mirror hung or suctioned to the shower wall can help with controlling the tip to follow along the gum line. There are also floss holders like this that help with dexterity. Electric toothbrushes are a total game changer too. They really help take most of the work out of brushing and have been consistantly proven to be more effective than a manual toothbrush. Tongue scrapers are AMAZING. They reduce the number of bacteria for plaque formation, reduce mouth odors, and show improvements for dry mouth, coated tongue, fissured tongue, or patients who use tobacco. I have found with my own experience that this type works the best for my patients. But you can find what works best for you personally, there are many different types out there. Hopefully this helped!

u/laterdayze · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello and thank you for the contest! :)

  1. This amazing crockpot. This bad boy is easy to clean, dishwasher safe parts, and is programmable!!

  2. This toothbrush - this thing is rechargeable and removes 100% more plaque than regular brushing - and sensor tells you when to switch areas of the mouth. Sweet!

  3. Wildflower by Drew Barrymore - I've been dying to read this and it's supposed to be a really good memoir. :)

  4. Macintosh Apple Candle - this smells SO good and fills up the whole house with yummy-ness.

  5. This chenille blanket - so soft and warm! I love blankets and throws and this one will be so cozy.
u/saratonin84 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

  1. A homophone for "whine". Young children can be very whiny. I teach young children and would love to have this turtle puppet for the kids in my class. Puppets are very helpful, particularly when kids are in a "whiny" mood.

  2. Brooms have bristles. So do toothbrushes. I could use a new toothbrush. I mean, do ya'll want to sit in Potions class next to the girl with stinky breath?! Didn't think so.

  3. This rabbit in a hat puppet is not only super cute but a good introduction to transmogrification (I think that's the right word, but classes haven't started yet so how should I know?!)

  4. Books have words and words have power. Pontypool Changes Everything is a book about the power of words and how they change people. BTW, it's PontyPOOL not PONTYpool, Weasley!

  5. These elephant harem pants are not only adorable but will help keep the junk in my trunk nice and toasty in RAoA's big old drafty castle. I'm assuming we're all moving into a castle, right? RIGHT?!

    B) Every good superhero needs a specialized weapon. As a budding witch, I would like a sonic screwdriver to aid in my superhero-ish shenanigans. Did I mention this particular screwdriver has a super secret uv pen and uv light so I can write super secret messages to my super secret companions?! If that's not magic, I don't know what is!
u/signal15 · 21 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I went last year for the first time since about 2002. To put it lightly, I was scared.

It turns out that my fear of dentists for the previous 16 years was a solid and effective motivator for me to take very good care of my teeth. No cavities. I waited until AFTER the cleaning to tell them how long it had been, and they said it looked like I had been getting cleanings every 6 months. Now, whenever I go in every 6 months, they tell me I consistently have the cleanest teeth of any of their clients (maybe they are lying to make me feel good).

My regimen for the last 17 years:

u/MKandtheforce · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Wow, this is an awesome contest! This is very generous of you. :)

If I win, I'd really love this toothbrush. I've been dying for a great toothbrush that I only have to replace heads on. I like taking care of my teeth. <3

u/nomnommish · 273 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I thought Colgate Total was different as it contained Triclosan. But i think other toothpastes have this too.

Big difference.. Sensodyne Repair and Protect has a bioglass compound called Novamin that actually bonds with the enamel and gives it an extra coating that fortifies teeth enamel. It is the only compound and toothpaste that actually repairs or fortified your enamel.

I know a new compound called Biomin has come out which is a superior version of Novamin, but it is only available in the UK for now.

Edit: correction: Bioglass is not the only compound that repairs your enamel. But it is the best or among the best there is. Also available over the counter so you don't need some expensive prescription toothpaste.

Novamin (a type of bioglass) was invented by a scientist and Sensodyne bought out his research, so to my knowledge Sensodyne Repair and Protect (non US version) is the only off the shelf toothpaste that has Novamin.

For some reason, the version in the US does not have Novamin. If you want to buy the Novamin version in the US, buy it from Amazon here:

It takes a few weeks to ship from the UK. But the price is reasonable: $6.60 and free shipping.

u/ladywan_kenobii · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

I tried the charcoal whitening and it worked for me. You just dip your toothbrush in charcoal powder and brush like you normally would. My teeth aren’t yellow but had a “yellow-ish” color but after using that for a week I’ve noticed a tremendous difference. It’s all natural so won’t cause any damage to your teeth or enamel like some whitening methods.

Available here:
Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural

Best of luck!

u/onliandone · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme
$1500 is not really the budget for a 144Hz build. You can get a PC that plays those games and you can also get a 144Hz display, but it won't be a PC that is suited for 144 FPS in new games. But in older games it will work, so maybe that is okay for you.

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CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X | $234.99 @
Motherboard | ASRock AB350M Pro4 | $109.99 @
Memory | G.Skill Aegis DDR4 DDR4-3000 8GB (8 GB) | $82.99 @
SSD | SanDisk Plus 240GB TLC (240 GB) | $115.85 @
Video Card | ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini | $329.99 @
Case | RAIJINTEK Arcadia Midi-Tower - white | $49.99 @
Power Supply | be quiet! Pure Power 10 (500 W) | $69.9 @
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With as display. That will leave you enough money to get a keyboard like and as mouse. Step down to a 60Hz display if it gets too expensive.

But you maybe should experiment with ergonomic mouses instead. is one common form, goes a bit further (and wow, that's cheap). They aren't necessarily great for shooters, but for slower games they work well, and the second one especially is great as soon as you are used to it.

There are also ergonomic keyboard. With mechanical keyboards you have to consider that the keys can be harder to press (for the Redragon one that is actually unlikely). That can be good or it can be bad, depending on the user.
u/s0rce · 17 pointsr/Ultralight

Seems like not much more than baking soda, I guess the tablets is practical and it probably tastes better. Would be nice if it had some fluoride but for a short backpacking trip it doesn't really matter.

Looks like there are various generics on Amazon,, seems like it might be worth a try for travel in general, the tiny tubes seem pretty wasteful, although I get them free at the dentist anyways.

u/SARASA05 · 2 pointsr/Frugal

After reading an AMA a while ago about a young guy with really horrible teeth who was recommending to all readers to take special care of their teeth, several commenters recommended a water-pik to help him improve his teeth.

I immediately bought one as a "finished with braces" reward (I got the braces free via tutoring) and because I have a permanent retainer so flossing was too difficult to bother with (bad idea). And this thing is fabulous! It has several different heads to take care of any need. I enjoy using it and highly recommend it. It's probably not a substitute for regular dental care, but I'm sure anything that cleans your teeth and gums really well helps. Plus, the things you describe having bought to supplement a regular dental appointment sound very similar to this.

u/appalachiana · 0 pointsr/Dentistry

I have been there. Since it's been 2.5 weeks, I'd say you're clear for any socket issues. I actually went out to Walmart and bought a DenTek tooth scraping kit... it was $5-7 at the time but it had some plastic scraping tools and gum stimulators inside. The rubber/plastic tips are spiky and perfect for gently poking things out of the holes. Then, flush. Also, a wash bottle is great, too but be careful with how much pressure you can stand. They just flush away :D

Here's some links to what these products look like. Should be able to find similar in a local big box retailer. Also, be very careful if you get the Dentek Kit. Home cleaning is great, but scraping can be damaging to your enamel & gums if you aren't sure what you're doing or how often to do it.

u/suckinonmytitties · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this waterpik water flosser would improve my life by making my teeth clean and healthy! also, I see you have waterpik heads on your wish list and I think if you don't already own a sonicate toothbrush you should get one because they are CRAZY AMAZING! yay clean teeth :)

u/Palico1986 · 4 pointsr/modelmakers

Sorry in advanced that this is so long! Tl;dr - your set up looks good overall.

Personally I would go with a cheaper compressor (One that has a tank) and spend the difference on a booth (You can get the exact same one as the Master Airbrush Brand on eBay for like $50 with the hose to blow out a window.) I went with this compressor. For one, it's cheaper, and two, it has a tank so it omits pulsing air. I ran into that problem with my old compressor. This will cause uneven spraying out of the airbrush. I'm sure for most people it's not a problem, and I know many that have that exact compressor you listed and like it. So ultimately, that's your decision. The downside to the compressor I listed is that you will need to get a hose, and adapters. I also bought another moisture trap for mine that has a regulator on it which required an extension piece I got from Lowe's. Another plus side to the compressor i have is that I can use it for other things too if needed like blowing up giant pool floaties and it's strong enough to put air in a car tire if I ever had to. It's fairly quiet and has an auto off switch, I live in an apartment and have never had any neighbors complain about it.

The cleaning kit, you'll need q-tips, microfiber pipe cleaners suited to clean out tobacco pipes, and dental picks like these. I bought the Iwata cleaning kit and those were the only two things I used from it. Waste of money imo. The cleaning solutions depends on what kind of paints you're using. I just use paint thinner for the most part because I already have to buy a bunch, not really gonna hurt to buy more to use it for cleaning my airbrush. But again, that's your decision. Also get some airbrush lube. I recommend Paasche lube because it doesn't gunk up and is a bit thinner than the iwata stuff. In total, I spent about $220 on my entire airbrush set up and I'm quite happy with it.

Ultimately, you go with what you want/like/budget. I'm sure you'll like the set up you have listed if you go with that, I just had to be pretty frugal about what I bought and what I needed, but wanted the best bang for my buck so I spent about 2 months researching the things I would need and want.

u/Rhyophilliac · 1 pointr/actuallesbians


Just lost a pants size which is awesome. I'll list what workout plan I do as well as what supplements, etc... I'm doing. Hope this helps! :D



u/yourfuneralpyre · 13 pointsr/AskWomen

Tongue cleaner, for sure. Makes your mouth feel so clean and helps breath a ton. This is the best one I have ever tried (and I've tried a bunch)

I thought it was normal to brush your tongue with a toothbrush, but as I got older and started to get better at dental hygiene I noticed it wasn't the best. All that nasty stuff from the tongue gets mashed up into the bristles. Gross! And the toothbrush didn't even work that well for cleaning the tongue. That's when I decided to find a better way to clean my tongue and I never turned back!

I just bought a 6 pack when I looked it up to link here. That's how certain I am that this is my favorite tongue cleaner for life (or until they stop making them). I use the bristly side to knock the majority of gunk off and then clean it up with the wavy side.

u/SvedishFish · 4 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Hah, yep, if you're pushing paint out, it's definitely the nozzle. Good, easy to fix.

First off, stop trying to shove the airbrush needle through there! Those things are precision engineered and delicate. Trying to shove it through a blockage is the easiest way to bend the needle :D

Cleaning the nozzle - it's easy on an eclipse. Drop a few drops of airbrush cleaner into the wide end, let it sit for a minute or two. Scrub with a cleaning brush. It's easy enough, but go slowly - sounds like you've got a lot of paint buildup.

I prefer to use interdental cleaners for the airbrush, they're designed to get into very tight spaces. These things:

A cleaning brush won't fit through the .3MM nozzle completely though. Use a regular needle or plastic toothpick for that, and just be careful not to scratch the inside of the nozzle if you're using a sharp needle.

Alternate cleaning the inside and flushing it with water and airbrush cleaner until it's fully clear and you can get water through it without sputtering.

One more trick you can try, if you've got an annoying paint booger stuck in there - hold the nozzle directly over the part where the air comes out and blast air directly through the small end at high pressure (30+PSI). It can blow out the offending paint.

How to prevent paint buildup in the nozzle in the future: In most cases you don't need to remove the nozzle for standard cleaning. Just pulling the needle and flushing airbrush cleaner through it is fine. However, any time you're spraying varnish, you're going to want to do a breakdown of the brush and carefully clean each part individually. If you're putting the brush away into storage for a while, it's a good idea to do a deep clean then too.

I do NOT recommend soaking the brush or parts in airbrush cleaner or an ultrasonic cleaner. That might work for cheap-o ebay brushes but it will damage an Iwata over time.

u/hmspain · 6 pointsr/aspergers

Dentistry today is very different from even a few years ago. Just let them know you are nervous, and they will accommodate. Don't worry, you are not their first.

As far as brushing goes, get the best automatic toothbrush you can afford. Let the toothbrush do the work, and time things for you. In other words, make the chore as simple as humanly possible.

Flossing on the other hand is near impossible... with that thread stuff. Instead buy these;

Also, take one more step if you value any chance at social success; use a tongue scraper. Don't be scared, it's quick and painless. It's also absolutely required for decent oral hygiene.

u/tweetjacket · 2 pointsr/Invisalign

If you REALLY want to be thorough you can invest in an ultrasonic cleaner. I don't use one so I can't make a specific recommendation but it would be something like this:

FWIW I found third party retainer cleaning tablets like Retainer Brite more effective - and less expensive - than Invisalign's cleaning crystals.

u/jayaldrich26 · 1 pointr/Invisalign

TBH I work with people too and in college. I've taken them out for food and some people were like "wtf I didn't even know you had those". Like for real bro, don't even sweat it. You didn't pay all this money to feel anxious about other peoples opinions. Wear them with confidence. If you want them to look brand new all the time consider investing in a machine that cleans them. I'll put the link below. The first link is the machine. The second link is the tablets I use in the machine to clean the aligners. My buddy was doing this and I couldn't believe how clean his look even on the 10th day. We both change trays every 10 days and I always feel like around day 7 they start getting kinda gross. Ever since I bought these even on day 10 they look like day 1 clean. On the grand scheme its worth it because most people are given a retainer at the end to wear at night and this machine will clean that mouth guards for sports, jewelry, etc.


u/servedconserved · 1 pointr/microdosing

The best thing I ever got for my gum health was a WaterPik Water Flosser. I use it once a day, takes less than 2 minutes. Use warm water and it feels real good, your gums need to get used to it, you can set the pressure so that you can start low and as your gums improve you can increase it over time so your gums don't hurt too much when you start out.

It not only cleans off plaque and food particles, the water action massages your gums, improves the blood flow and keeps them tight and healthy. Also, look into oral probiotics to get you healing up faster.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/ADHD

Basically a water flosser is something that sprays a high-pressure jet of water at your teeth and the water works its way into your gums(like how you're supposed to do when you floss) and pulls anything that might be trapped out. Dentists for years were super resistant to them because they weren't very good but these days they actually recommend them as being just about as good as really flossing

This is the model i have ->

I went a little overboard and got the best model I could. My dentist recommended me to use things with the ADA seal which oddly seem to be only waterpik brand flossers, they're at least scientifically verified!

u/merinosweater · 197 pointsr/bestof

edit - Looks like there's been some confusion. Americans, you can buy some from NK Supplies - direct from UK on Amazon or direct-pharmacy (Item Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom) on eBay.

Scroll down on the Amazon link to find the UK vendor for $7.87 + free shipping. Also, please look into using to donate to a charity of your choice! Slightly more expensive Amazon link if you don't want to scroll down.

To use - Apply a very thin layer of the toothpaste on your toothbrush. Slightly wet with water. Brush your teeth. Using your tongue and mouth suction, push the toothpaste between each tooth for 3-5 minutes. Do not swallow the toothpaste. Spit it out as best as you can. Do not rinse out with water. Avoid eating and drinking for 30 minutes.

u/shakennotstirred44 · 5 pointsr/weddingplanning

I got Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips and have been gradually using them in the months leading up to the wedding. I have noticed a difference, but you definitely should use all of them for the best results.

I had my bachelorette last weekend so I used one of the 2 "Express Whitening 1 Hour Treatments" that is included, and definitely got a bit of extra zing from it - however, I did feel a little sensitivity the next day, but nothing crazy.

u/LeNoirDarling · 1 pointr/stopsmoking

Try a tongue scraper in stainless steel.

You would not believe the crap that came off my right after I quit. I use after I brush in the morning- don't know if it is smoking related or not. But it was almost clay-like.. it's lessoned considerably in the past month- but also read these amazon reviews! It will really help your breath!

It works way better than just brushing and mouth wash.

Also- wouldn't hurt to schedule a dentist cleaning..

Dr. Tung's Tongue Cleaner, Stainless Steel (colors may vary)

Edit: grammar , spelling and clarification

u/lightzalot · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have been looking for a nice dental set for a while around here and can never find anything so I have this set on my add-on wishlist.

I've never been on a plane before but I hope on my very first flight that I don't overhear someone say "I don't know, fly casual."

Thanks for the contest :)

u/stuka06 · 4 pointsr/TrollYChromosome

I'm assuming you use your right hand for your mouse?

Get something like this ( or a track ball.

Read up on ergonomics at the workplace in general. You'll have to adjust, but you'll be fine. Good luck!

u/sylphofspace · 1 pointr/AskWomen

It works well for me, and I'd recommend buying something like these guys if you have tonsil stones. It takes a bit of practice to use them without hurting yourself (it's very easy to gag on the water if you're not tilting your head forward, you can stab yourself very easily, etc), but if you're able to very gently ease the syringe tip into the difference crevices of the tonsil, it's incredibly easy to flush out your tonsils and get all the little bits of tonsil stones hiding away in there. And that way, you don't have to wait for them to get big enough to fall out on their own.

u/StigCzar · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

Anker makes really good products and they have 2 versions below $30

Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800/1200 /1600DPI, 5 Buttons - Black for $29.99 and free shipping with Prime.

Anker Ergonomic Optical USB Wired Vertical Mouse 1000/1600 DPI, 5 Buttons CE100 for $22.99 and free shipping with Prime.

If there's one brand I trust a lot for cables, dongles, chargers and charging banks, it's Anker. Their customer service is phenomenal.

u/BigJewFingers · 2 pointsr/Bass

Stretch! Take a 5 minute break every couple hours of work to stretch. Make sure to get your neck, shoulders, chest/armpit area, wrists/forearms, and hands

Working on your grip/forearm strength will make a huge difference as well

Oh, and I recommend a vertical mouse if you don't have one already:

If you're mostly using the keyboard, a mechanical keyboard can help too.

u/hchbee · 4 pointsr/beauty

I stopped using white strips a while back and now completely use Charcoal powder. There's not peroxide so you shouldn't have those bleaching spots. This one is great from Amazon
Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural

u/xtoplasm · 1 pointr/Advice

This stuff actually works. I like to mix it with my toothpaste.

Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural

It's always nice to offer a solution when bringing up a problem.

u/jackthebeanstalk · 1 pointr/lifehacks

Thanks for showing such an awesome interest in this thread. Quick question for you, if you don't mind.

I've been using one of these for years now. I gag myself everytime I try to use "traditional" floss. Is this thing just as good? I saw you mentioned getting the side of the teeth and stuff, and I don't know if I'm doing that as well with this.

Thanks a ton if you get a minute to answer!

u/CamouflageTrousers · 10 pointsr/gadgets

I purchased the Phillips Sonicare Essence last December for ~$30 and it works great!

I've had issues with plaque build-up but last check up my dentist said that I was doing great! The toothbrush is really fantastic--the timer, carrying case and wireless charger--really make it worthwhile especially at that price.

u/MrAkai · 1 pointr/snackexchange

The last order was 1 tube for $7.29 + $1.99 shipping (so $9.28)

I realized I was mistaken I ordered from not and it shipped from the UK.

It does look like it's gone up about a buck or so since then, but here's the URL:

Also one of the places I bought from via Amazon sells direct as well:

If you can make a trade with UK or Canada you can probably save some $ (and make a fellow snackexchanger happy) but if you can't arrange it, I've found these to be good sources.

u/elixerboi · 6 pointsr/Dentistry

The difference is not clinically significant. Evidence shows that both clean better on average than manual brushing, but they both work roughly the same.

Kind of stinks most people can't try em both, because they both feel different. FWIW, personally, the Sonicare's buzzing gives me a nails on chalkboard kind of feel while the Oral B is more of a physical rumble.. however, my fiancee prefers the opposite so YMMV. Tons of people go with either Sonicare or Oral B and in the end it doesn't matter.

[here is a quality oral b pro 1000 for $40 on amazon](

here is the most basic sonicare for $20 on amazon; my fiancee used to use it before I gave her mine, but it still worked fine for her.. just the heads are bulkier than the more expensive ones

Or get more expensive ones if you like things like quadrant timers, sensitive/low power settings, bluetooth capability (why?), etc.

u/hak8or · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

I recommend this one (not referral link):

I have been using it for the past few months and am very happy with it. The pressure is far more than adequate, holds enough water to do a full wash, and very easy to clean.

u/e39 · 2 pointsr/Gameboy

Hmmm. Let's see ...

u/usatoday · 3 pointsr/IAmA

So, here's the thing with charcoal toothpaste. People LOVE it, but it's super abrasive and might not be good to use (we do not test anything for medical- or health-related claims). I've spent a LOT of time at the dentist over the last year and a half (I literally go to a dental school once a week to get work done because my teeth are a mess and I'm finally taking charge of my dental health) and I overhear dental students talking all the time about how bad it is for teeth. So, maybe check with your dentist first if you still want to try it? That being said, if you are still gung-ho for charcoal, ActiveWow is easily the most popular option and it has a 20% coupon today (but please consider your decision carefully! teeth are so important!): - Samantha

u/dshafik · 1 pointr/self

I just bought one of these Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser. It came in yesterday.

It's not a replacement for brushing, it is supposed to replace flossing... certainly it will help, and so far it seems pretty awesome.

u/goldragon · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Actually do not get those little plastic bottles I linked before =/. I ordered them and got them the other day with the idea to share samples of Floid Black (my fav aftershave) and Floid Blue. I just tried filling some up (using an oral irrigator which made a nice syringe) but with the caps screwed on they were not leak-proof. A few leaked just being held upside-down, others leaked if shaken. I just don't think they'd last being shipped through the mail.

Well I was going to go ahead and order a bottle of American Blend aftershave but it looks like you're sold out! I was planning on ordering some aftershave splash from TheShaveDen. I had some of their TSD Signature Scent (bay rum + bergamot) which I really liked but sold it off in a shave den clearance. Please drop me a PM when you get more of the American Blend listed on your Etsy store, thanks!

u/Godswood2 · 1 pointr/Invisalign

This is what I have. I use it morning and night sometimes with a retainer brite tablet, sometimes not. Either way I feel like the aligners are perfectly clean once through the cycle.

I recommend.

u/ItaloFontana · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Best advice I can offer other than oil pulling is to get an Electric toothbrush. THIS is what I have, and its amazing. Since buying it about 2 years ago I never have any dental problems and my dentist says my teeth are looking great. I was very hesitant to get one of these for a while but its one of the best decisions I've made.

u/Spikekuji · 1 pointr/self

Sonicare changed my life. It does cost, but for me it's either pay that or pay for an extra annual cleaning at the dentist. (Edit here: why is it good? Besides the sonic science thing? It times your brushing, so you do the full 2 minutes recommended. It can even beep when it's time to move from one quadrant of your mouth to another. Brilliant. Tip: change heads every 3 months or you lose effectiveness.)

Not a fan of flossing because of the wrapping string around the finger and contort to floss deal, but then I got hip to these babies: . You have a toothbrush-like handle and you pop on a fresh u-shaped head with a bit of floss strung between. They're like Plackers, but I keep it next to my toothbrush so I remember.

Tonsilliths are probably a big problem, especially if you have a lot of sinus and drainage issues or consume a lot of dairy. Go YouTube tonsil stones and have a world of fun.

Not a fan of Listerine. If I wanted mouth burn, I'd drink cheap shit. There are gentler option out there with aloe Vera or hydrogen peroxide for whitening.

And I get the lazy brushing thing, but you feel better when you do it, right?

u/softawre · 1 pointr/Shoplifting

I order mine online and I'm in the US (not legal probably, but easy to find on Amazon). It's a tad more expensive but it's great stuff. Just throwing that out there to a fellow bad-teeth buddy.

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u/StormKingTea · 8 pointsr/tea

If you rinse your mouth, or drink water after drinking tea this helps.

Brushing is even better than rinsing.

Drinking tea faster, and rinsing or brushing sooner (rather than later) after drinking tea minimizes the time the tannins are exposed to the teeth and mitigates staining.

Drink green or white tea, like you said.

Use a peroxide based pre-brush whitening rinse if your dentist says it's OK for you to do so.

Use an Oral-B electric toothbrush like this one if your dentist agrees (

Professional cleanings every six months . . .

u/Ziggyblu · 5 pointsr/braces

I had a routine when I first got them. But after about 2 months I gave up...
My routine now is
Morning: waterpik, brush, mouthwash
I don’t brush after every meal
Night: waterpik, brush, mouthwash
And about twice a week I’ll use charcoal powder...

What I use:
•Pursonic S625 Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush and Rechargeable Water Flosser with 12 Brush Heads
•Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural
• Colgate total whitening
•Colgate total clean mint
•Colgate Optic White
• Listerine Cool Mint

u/RZdubz · 2 pointsr/tonsilstones

LOL oof, yeah you’re gonna want to get one that has a more controllable pressure. I use an older version of this one , which has an adjustable knob from 1-10. I use it on either one or two and it does just the trick. It never feels too harsh when working back there. Only for extended periods of time does it get slightly annoying, but that goes for qtips as well in my experience. It also works very well as a flossing alternative. It’s also a bit pricey tho. Hope this helps!

u/TheTruthsTruth · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Just started using new products about a month ago and my bad breath is virtually gone! ( my daughter always tells the truth about my breath lol). Anyways I bought a waterpik off Amazon for like 40 bucks, any kind of oral irrigator will do. Also bought and the toothpaste they make. Every morning and night I floss, use waterpik, brush using therabreath toothpaste, rinse & gargle with the therabreath mouthwash. Before using the waterpik when I would floss I would have this really funky smell between some of my teeth, now when I floss the smell is completely gone! If you try out my suggestions please let me know how it went! Good luck and hapoy new year!

u/JMFargo · 1 pointr/randomactsofamazon

I like these, personally but /u/NuclearBitch prefers these.

Good luck!

u/DocHowser · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Therabreath is great! But only works if the smell is coming from your mouth. What kind of tongue scraper are you using? I find the plastic ones don’t do anything. I like the metal dr Tung’s tongue scraper from amazon. (Link below)

Dr. Tung's Tongue Cleaner, Stainless Steel (colors may vary)

Other possibilities for bad breath 1. post nasal drip from chronic allergies 2. Acid reflux (smells coming from your stomach.

My best guess is still tonsil stones though, even if they’re not visible. They hide in the folds and holes of the tonsils.

u/dedicednu · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Activity Tracker It lets you know when you're slouching and a sensor vibrates remind you to sit straight and stand tall. I have horrible posture and I really think it's to blame for my neck and back pain. For those of us on the computer a lot, I think this will help! $78.99 (I can dream WL)

  2. Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser (WP-660C) because it's so much better than regular flossing! Overwhelmingly positive reviews and with multiple heads for massaging and flossing. Gets into hard to reach areas and the pressure water helps break built up plaque easier than regular flossing. Promises to leave your mouth feeling fresh. 79.99 (I can dream WL)

  3. Thinks Geek Plush Skull Slippers because they're so cute and soft! And the reviews are positive. $9.95 (default WL)

u/nakp88d · 1 pointr/askscience

Is there any recommended alternative to flossing that is nearly as effective or better?
Would you consider this, for example, as a good investment?

u/evenman27 · 6 pointsr/Invisalign

This guy right here. It's a bit pricey but two 5-minute cycles (flipping them over in between) gets them almost completely sparkling, and that's without the special powder it comes with, which I have yet to try because I'm always satisfied with just water.

u/forsayken · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

Buy this:

I usually use gaming mice so am used to nice smoothness and what not and this still physically feels good. The clicking takes a bit more pressure than I would prefer but I've been using it for nearly two weeks. It's surprisingly good and feels great. I got one for work too. It's my new 24/7 mouse. All pain was gone very very shortly after switching.

u/Ogremad · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

The water runs out pretty quick when the reservoir is directly attached, so this one might be good! Cheers!

u/goldstandardalmonds · 4 pointsr/Dentistry

I would scrape it with a metal tongue scraper. This one is really popular:

I used to use the regular ones like Oral-B, but this one really worked. I had oral surgery and couldn't brush for the first bit, then wasn't allowed to brush the teeth the surgery was on, couldn't floss, only ate soft foods and tldr, it was dank -- I grew 'hair' on my tongue! Anyway, this helped.

Part of it also is diet -- lots of water, but also fresh foods (like raw fruits and veggies) helps.

u/youarecool · 1 pointr/Favors

Invest in a good tongue scraper. Here's a good, cheap one with positive reviews

u/NeptuNeo · 2 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

Yes, if you like that you should get a WaterPik , you would love it

u/kpthunder · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I got tired of hearing this but I hated flossing unless I was using these. They were still too manual for my liking so I look up "power flosser" on Amazon and wound up buying a Waterpik. At my next appointment (after using the Waterpik regularly) the dentist said that my oral health improved by a large margin.

Is there a point to me posting this? Probably not...

u/Eurynom0s · 2 pointsr/freebies

They'll ship to the US from the UK site, it's just a 5 GBP shipping fee. But the lowest price I'm seeing on the US site right now from UK sellers is close to $14 for one tube (a couple of months ago my order was more like $7 for a single tube), so you may as well order direct from the UK site at a price that's more like $12 for 2 tubes including shipping. Be sure to order with a credit card with no foreign transaction fees.

It will probably take a week or two of using it before you really notice a difference. I've noticed that I no longer find myself reflexively bracing when drinking really hot or cold liquids. It's definitely a quality of life improvement.

Now I'm just trying to track down some travel sizes so that I don't have to go without while traveling (I hate checking bags and would hate to have to check a bag just for my toothpaste). For a Friday-Sunday weekend trip it shouldn't really matter but could start to matter if you're on the road for a week or two.

[edit] I just checked Canadian Amazon to see about travel sizes and NOTHING was eligible to ship to California, not even the full sizes, but had no such issues on the UK site. So I guess I'll have to try to score some travel sizes when I go to Vancouver in a few months, but for online ordering for home, it looks like the UK Amazon site is the easiest way to go.

u/Bel5nickel · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I use them in my EDC bag, they're so nice for travel and obviously backpacking. I use these and they taste awesome and clean very well.

Archtek Toothpaste Tablet Mint (60)

I paid 5 bucks.

u/josephiiiiiine · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My Item

Just something small I've never had, but wanted to try. Thanks for the contest! :)

u/EmberHands · 2 pointsr/bestof

Please please please try this I also have pretty shitty teeth but using this toothpaste from Europe has actually given me two of my only "All clear" cleanings from the dentist. All my "trouble spots" have stopped in their fucking tracks. Novamin is owned by GlaxoSmith Kline (sp?) and they only sell it to perscription drug places here in the states so it's not commercially available. My dentist approves of it, it also has fluoride in it, she's pleased with the results.

u/jessaloo · 1 pointr/randomgifts

Could use help with some basic things, mouthguard for tmj/ptsd, trash bags or anything else off Household or Groceries wishlist. Would appreciate anything! It all helps!

u/ABA477 · 14 pointsr/WTF

If you haven't already, please go see an ENT for an evaluation of the abnormal size and shape of your palatine tonsil. There could be something serious going on here. Is the other one like that too? Go ahead and buy a tongue scraper, it may not be the main cause of your halitosis, but it is surely a contributing factor. I recommend this one:

EDIT: Hey OP, Send me your addy and I'll send you one

u/i_am_awful · 1 pointr/CannabisExtracts

I have TMJ issues as well and definitely clench/grind my teeth more when I’m high, which just aggravates it. I’d recommend getting the over-the-counter mouth guards, they’re fairly cheap compared to a custom one and work just as well ($22 compared to $300-400).

The best ones imo are the Placker’s Grind No More . They don’t require boiling or anything, just pop ‘em in before you sleep and the discomfort should slowly start getting better. The package recommends disposing of it every three days but really you can use one for about a week without any issue.

Good luck with your jaw!

u/DeeplyTroubledSmurf · 1 pointr/sex

It really depends on how strong of a vibrator you need. This works for us, and it's a little bit stronger than you'd expect.

If you need something with a big kick, you'll probably have to do a lot of searching though. Going to a toy store would be the best bet.

Here's something that might make you laugh...The only other thing that has worked for us during sex is This. We wrap a piece of tape around it, and the thing is stupidly powerful. The neck is small, and the body of it can rest on your stomach. The only down side is that it has a timer and cuts out every 30 seconds, then stops at 2 minutes. It really is annoyingly strong, and useless for its intended purpose.

u/Magnum40oz · 1 pointr/gifs

Haven't seen any like that before but here is what I use and. It works great.

Dr. Tung's Tongue Cleaner, Stainless Steel

u/Disgruntasaurus · 14 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Assuming you already brush before bed, try flossing and using a tongue scraper, too. Don't just brush your tongue; a scraper makes a huge difference. You can find them at most drug stores but I find the GUM brand to be the best. (Should have a brush on one side and a scraper on the other.)

u/confused_boner · 2 pointsr/Bitcoin

I saw this on /r/TheBestOfAmazon, been considering purchasing it...not sure if I can trust myself to use it everyday though lol

u/jeremypr82 · 3 pointsr/Dentistry Your new best friend.

u/ddmeightball · 2 pointsr/videos

I got the Oral B Pro 1000 from Amazon about a month ago. It has been the best toothbrush I have ever had. The reviews agree with me too.

u/OMADer2762 · 7 pointsr/omad

Your bad breath could have a few causes.

Dry mouth from slight dehydration or from ketones because you're dipping into ketosis between meals. Drink more water firstly and I think gum or sugar free mints are fine - sometimes we over think things and get lost in the details.

I highly recommend a tongue scraper for general oral hygiene and maybe give this mouthwash
and toothpaste a try. Something like this may be helpful for dry mouth that comes along with fasting/ketone breath.

u/Higgs_Br0son · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

For prevention, gargle non-alcoholic mouthwash. It has to have the right ingredients though, I used a blue Crest one that just stained my teeth and made the problem worse, probably because of the artificial sweetener I discovered in the ingredients. I think you want to look for zinc, and something about oxygenation effects.

I used this stuff to get rid of some tonsil stones that I couldn't push out, it worked after 3 days of gargling each morning and night. I got it at Walgreens.

It's a bit expensive, but it worked great for removal. Once I run out of that stuff, I'll try switching to a different (edit: and half-the-price) clear, zinc mouthwash I saw on the same shelf at the pharmacy.

the more you know*

u/BluntsnBoards · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I used to do the same thing till I got a tongue scraper. Thing is amazing, you can clean to the back of your mouth w/ less gag and works much better.

u/ClassicAsFuck · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

It's similar to this:

This one looks like a new, space-agey version of mine.
Also, They recommend that you replace the TB heads every month or so, I think. Those are pretty expensive. However, I bought a lot of them online from Germany for about $10.

u/skidiot · 3 pointsr/Invisalign

Here it is on Amazon. Got mine this Prime Day and I love it. Never was a big flosser to begin with as I found it hard to shove my hands in my mouth so this is awesome. It's neat seeing particles and what not fall into the sink as it runs!

u/resolutions316 · 2 pointsr/marriedredpill

I will use this to promote the single most impactful thing I did for my attractiveness/hygiene last year:


I know, I know, tongue scrapers. You've heard of this. "Why not just brush your tongue with your toothbrush?" as my sister in law asked.

Trust me.

I brushed my tongue every day, but the first time I used this thing so much white shit came off my tongue I had an existential crisis.

Buy it, use it, love it.

BONUS: read the amazon reviews. They are fucking bonkers.

u/FalconFather · 1 pointr/funny

It is a lot easier to find the motivation to floss if you get yourself a Reach Access Flosser. It is much easier than sticking your hands in your mouth to floss.

u/Jen-o-cide · 2 pointsr/Invisalign

It works great. We pop a tablet of retainer brite in there and you're good.

u/treebeard42 · 2 pointsr/ADHD

I have the same problem.. with lots of things (though teeth brushing is the only personal care thing) and I COMPLETELY understand the

>I'm not scared of the treatment I know I will need, I'm ashamed of myself and him seeing how badly I've failed myself.

I sit here shaggy haired in need of a haircut.. but for some reason I feel embarrassed to go to the damn barber because it's been so long. Stupid, I know..

Anyway.. Oral care.. Here's what I've started doing. Get several packs of these Colgate Wisp things. I keep a pack in the car, a pack in my office, a pack at home.. just wherever. They're especially great in the car. I don't think they're better than brushing the usual way, but they're loads better than nothing. They leave your teeth squeaky clean and your breath fresh.

u/iTonyK · 1 pointr/popping

Buy a Waterpik . It's expensive, but it'll be one of the best investments. I used to get them all the time, but a couple cleanings from the waterpik and I don't get them anymore. Just make sure it's set to mid-low pressure.

u/Will_Rickards · 1 pointr/self

Therabreath is awesome. Twice a day is recommended but I usually just use it in the morning. Sonicare toothbrush is awesome too. They have therabreath toothpaste too but I need the sensitive stuff.

Do you bite your nails? Cut that out too.

u/Sunsparc · 14 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I have to order my Sensodyne from the UK for this very reason. I have weak enamel and regular Sensodyne wasn't doing anything. Someone in another reddit post mentioned you can order it from Amazon UK so I did.

It's like $6 a tube, but worth it.

EDIT: Here's the link. It's not Amazon.UK but it ships from the UK for $6.60 free shipping.

u/race2fivek · 1 pointr/Coffee

you want something like this

its basically a strap of metal that you can scrape the white/colored layer on your tongue. ive always used one since i was a kid, and its great for breath too

u/regents · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I had this problem when I had my wisdom teeth removed a few years ago. Using a dental pick, I was able to remove the food quite easily. You can buy one on Amazon

u/emilyMartian · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I can’t use those style. They push against my side lip which causes them to get stuck, plus the floss always snaps. I prefer this style of flosser but the floss they have on it is so skinny it’s semi worthless as well. So if you come up with this version with the added extra floss feeding through like the highest comment it would be friggen amazing

u/squidboots · 3 pointsr/February2018Bumpers

Haha, I feel you. Super smelling morning breath has got to be the worst! The super smell is not a superpower I wanted either. I can smell my husband's sweaty gym clothes in the next room over.

For your husband, maybe he can try using a tongue scraper? It has really helped with my bad breath (and I can taste things better too!) I have this one.

u/ArmorMog · 1 pointr/science

Wisdom. I do all of this, and my teeth feel the great. If you shop around you can get good deals:
Oral B electric Brush for $29:
WaterPik for $49 (Deals are fairly well, but you can sometimes find $10 rebates):

u/cwm9 · 5 pointsr/self

Assuming you don't have a medical issue (you probably don't), do these two simple things along with the obvious brushing:

  1. Use a waterpik daily on your gum line and between your teeth. I like to pour in a capful of mouthwash with the water. 1 or 2 tanks of water per session. A classic waterpik is about $40.

  2. Use a tongue scraper daily. After you do this once and see the filth that gets scraped off you will wonder why everyone doesn't do this. Get one of the metal ones with rubberized handles. (E.g. Dr. Tung). They're about $6.

    It will take about a week or two before things really start to get better, but when they do they will be dramatically better.
u/fliphop · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

You need a tongue scraper.

It changed my life.

Best tongue scraper I've ever used and it is a BIFL product for sure.

u/chaoticpix93 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Even better LPT: This works wonders. It's shaped like a toothbrush but allows for easier access to the back teeth for flossing.

u/mofukkinbreadcrumbz · 2 pointsr/onebag

On the toothpaste, check these out. My wife and I are liquid free thanks to these. They work really well and require no water when you brush.

toothpaste tablet

u/simonphoenix · 1 pointr/IAmA

What are you thoughts on water flossers? I use mine once a day and it's definitely been effective at massaging gums enough so they don't bleed anymore when I brush. Do you have any patients who use them?

u/elislider · 1 pointr/worldnews

where are you seeing £3? Cheapest I see on Amazon is $7.80 and on ebay (from a place I'd be more inclined to trust) is ~$11/tube. Just be careful you are actually buying Sensodyne with Novamin because the USA packaging (without Novamin) looks EXACTLY the same. Only if you can read the actual package clearly and can either see the tiny print saying "Novamin" or can read the ingredients list.

EDIT: Ok I guess you were looking on Keep in mind that doesn't include shipping to the USA... which can be pricey if you're not factoring it in ahead of time

u/f1del1us · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

This is what I got and still use. Had it almost two years now. I occasionally nick my tongue, which I actually just did a few minutes ago, but the tongue heals crazy fast but it's worth getting a very clean tongue and in turn fresh breath.

u/chrisbenson · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

BeFree is great. Nitecore Thumb is on my wishlist. You could get a 4" phone cable, Dance pants, Toothpaste Tablets, Ursack.

I don't know of any 59" trekking poles. Maybe one of those extenders?

u/Jaime006 · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I highly recommend TheraBreath. It works wonders! Also a tongue scraper helps.

u/laurelspaghetti · 1 pointr/Dentistry

A tongue scraper might be helpful. I use mine pretty much every day.

u/Platypoctopus · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Try Placker's Grind No Mores. They look like they couldn't possibly work like a full mouth guard, but they do and they're completely comfortable because of how small they are.

I couldn't stand the full mouth guards and they would immediately alter my bite for hours after I woke up. Was very skeptical of the Plackers, but they do prevent you from grinding your teeth together and they're so inconspicuous that you could even keep them in during the day and still talk, drink, etc.

At the very least it's a very cheap option to try and see if it helps.

u/rsv123 · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

They're the same as the ones used to flush out your mouth after a wisdom tooth removal- we used something like these

u/trashlikeyourmom · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I have this one and it's pretty amazing. The water pressure goes much higher than you would expect.

u/wolfisone · 5 pointsr/medizzy

TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse, Mild Mint, 16 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 2)

When you use it. Make sure to gargle it was well for about 10 to 15 seconds to get the full use of it.

u/Bizzerker_Bauer · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I keep some of those in my car in just in case, but I have one of these at home. The floss going crosswise from the handle makes it a lot easier to reach the back, and I don't have to worry about how wasteful the single-use ones can be if you use them every day.

u/dharmabumvida · 2 pointsr/awakened

To floss more effectively and with less effort, try this tool:

Available for like $3 at your local Walmart, Target, etc.

u/Brasso26 · 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

you might want to look into getting a tongue scraper. this is probably the best $7 i've ever spent.

u/mrzennie · 4 pointsr/Invisalign

I use the iSonic every morning with a Retainer Brite tablet. Trays have stayed nice and clean. Once I'm done with treatment and using nighttime retainers, I plan to continue using this baby every morning.

u/StormtrooperDan · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Waterpik is awesome! So much faster than flossing.

u/Beefourthree · 1 pointr/AskReddit

If you're like me and can't be bothered to learn to finagle your fingers around in your mouth properly, at least pick up a Reach flosser. These things take all the hard parts out of flossing.

Probably not as effective as real flossing, according to my dentist, but a lot better than nothing

u/crit_magnet · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

+1 to this. Those little syringes are amazing and get rid of stones quickly. You can get them cheap from Amazon, too.

u/mrducky108 · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Before ever considering surgery, I would recommend you give a Waterpik a shot and see if that helps clear out your tonsil stones. Just aim it (at the lowest pressure) at your tonsil crypts and you should see a bunch of tonsil stones come gushing out.

u/inbettywhitewetrust · 2 pointsr/beauty

Not OP, but thanks for the rec and thorough answer; I didn't know they have them available with a higher percentage of bleach at dentists' offices! To anyone who's interested, Amazon has a $5 off coupon for these at the moment

u/tedivm · 1 pointr/eldertrees

What you have is normal. It's a boifilm caused by bacteria on the tongue. It is not thrash or a yeast infection, like others have said. Many people have this even without smoking.

What you want is a tongue scrapper. Use this before brushing your teeth, and make sure you use mouthwash to kill off bacteria before it forms another biofilm. It'll also help your breath and improve your sense of taste.

I suggest this one.

u/propionate · 8 pointsr/WTF

To those in this thread with tonsil stones, please do yourself (and everyone who has to be near your mouth) a favor and buy this mouth wash. Works wonders - haven't seen a tonsil stone in weeks, and I used to get them every few days.

u/orangesrhyme · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

here's the one I bought (or at least, Amazon says so). $9 with free shipping.

u/VaginaDentata · 1 pointr/malegrooming

Still haven't found a cure all but I have found these two things help, a lot.

  1. Tongue scraper, as others have mentioned. I use GUM's Fresh-R Tongue Cleaner.

  2. The other thing I started doing was using Dr. Katz's TheraBreath Plus Oral Spray.

    Morning: Brush teeth, scrape tongue, mouthwash, TheraBreath.

    Afternoon: TheraBreath.

    Evening**: Brush teeth, scrape tongue, floss teeth, mouthwash, TheraBreath.
u/whiteman90909 · 1 pointr/kratom

This one is the best hygiene tools I've ever bought; it's crazy how much it gets off and how well it works:

u/scurvydawg69 · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I use these Disposable Travel Toothbrushes. Super light, I can get a few uses out of each one (if I bring a little toothpaste along as well). I rarely hike longer than a week, so if you're going the distance then I suppose a more traditional toothbrush would weigh less than having to bring more than a few of these.

u/Nebakanezzer · 3 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

For anyone interested:

I've always asked myself the "enamel rebuilding" question. I would see sensodyne ads on TV for enamel rebuilding toothpaste, but I can never find it in the store. I always assumed it just fell under their "pronamel" line. Now this makes so much sense.

Do you have any literature on the effectiveness of Novamin? I am strongly considering switching toothpastes now.

u/althormoon · 2 pointsr/Invisalign

I use one of these ultrasonic cleaners in the morning and at night, with just water and have never had any buildup or discoloration or other cleanliness issues. Some people also use it in conjunction with denture cleaning tablets but I've never felt that was necessary with weekly changes. I let it run one 5 minute cycle, flip both trays over, run it for another 5 minute cycle then run cold water over it for a few seconds and I'm good to go.

u/f0t0fan · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

They are really neat! Highly recommendable!
But you should do a combination of both: Water floss and the regular floss.

Water floss:

u/Exekyel · 1 pointr/popping

I used popsicle sticks first, rough, would not recommend. Then an oral irrigator, but I moved and couldn't fit it on the new faucet. Then an electric jet, but it's really expensive and mine broke. Now I use these syringes, and they work as well as (maybe better than) the electric jet.

You can use them one-handed and hold a flashlight in your off-hand! Fill the syringe with water (optionally add mouth rinse) then hold the syringe with your thumb and pinky on the top of the barrel and your index finger on the end of the plunger. I may have monster hands, so you may not want to fill the syringe completely (so the plunger won't stick out as far).

Tl;dr? Buy these.

u/finchdad · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

It doesn't work very well. This one is the best.

u/Boogidy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I got this one and it works splendidly :D Plus my mouth feels fresher for longer, and just cleaner all around.

u/jonjefmarsjames · 2 pointsr/nottheonion

Get one of these and use it when you're high. It's amazing.

u/Sgt-Monica_Lewinsky · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon



3 (Mental health)

Thanks for the contest!

u/fizikz3 · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

if you're brushing and flossing and still have awful morning breath, I'd recommend a tongue scraper..

some of the best money I ever spent, and <$10

u/Conducteur · 33 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Here in the Netherlands they are available in supermarkets. They have advertisments on TV promoting it (so it's not seen as a medical product at all, for which it's illegal to advertise here).

I don't know if they are particularly popular, but they are somewhat well known. I've heard two people say it helped and nobody that it didn't, but that's more anecdotal evidence (after all, it's a sample of 2 and there are people who think homeopathics work so you can't even trust those 2).

Edit: this toothpaste with Novamin can be bought in the US on Amazon (just make sure to pick a seller that ships from the EU).

u/gintastic · 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

My dentist gives me a fantastic tongue scraper that looks kind of like this. I love it:

u/FartyBanana · 35 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

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butter LONDON LIPPY Liquid Lipstick
35% off in checkout comes to $11.70 USD (vs $18.00 USD with Prime). It looks like this applies to many butter London products as well. Look for the Prime Day banner on butter London products here.

L'Oreal Paris products 15% at checkout

Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips $29.50. Not a make up product, but I can't rock a bold lip with stained teeth and I drink a lot more red wine and coffee than I should. Apparently they can often be found cheaper on Amazon.

And what look is complete without an $11 Golden Grill?

Edit: Updating as I go.

u/BigBootyBear · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

I use this tongue scraper daily(it was the ONLY ONE that worked. Oral B, Orabrush, backside of toothbrushes - all didnt work) and still after 4 or 5 scrapes there is visible white residue. Do you have any idea why nothing works for me except that hunk of metal?

I don't think I have Closys Mouthwash in my country. Could you tell me what makes it good so I could look for those ingredients in the mouthwashes available in my country?

u/PhantomGamers · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

If you live in the US I believe Sensodyne has a different formulation than what is used in other countries. It's possible whatever the active ingredient is in your prescription toothpaste is actually just what's available in the OTC version globally. You can actually get it on Amazon, maybe it'd be cheaper.

(The key here is the Novamin so you might be able to find even cheaper brands with the same ingredient as well)

u/FloatingEyeball · 4 pointsr/whatisthisthing

I found a solution to the problem. Buy a narrow tip angled syringe like these:

Fill a cup full of warm water with salt added to it. Fill the syringe with the water and gently irrigate your tonsils. Repeat as needed. The first couple times you might have to push out the stuff with a q-tip, then irrigate after. Eventually you can just irrigate and they should go away. After doing this and tongue scrapping, you will very rarely get bad breath at all. Even bad morning breath is reduce to almost nothing.

u/Lionpurr · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I bought a bunch of those "travel disposable tooth brushes" for my office at work. Helps a bit after eating something that makes my mouth taste funky :D I think it kinda attributes to the nausea as well.

u/ImBrianJ · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I've seen people that use the pill / powder toothpaste, replacing a tube with a small pill ziplock or similar. Not very cheap, but looks like a container would last a month:

u/H2017 · 1 pointr/askgaybros

In addition to this advice: I recommend recommending an Orabrush tongue brush and this mouthwash. Be sure to use it as directed (one serving swished around for a minute; one serving gargled for 30 seconds).

This is how I eliminated morning breath ;)

u/nickotis · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

good question. i bought them on amazon here. they work well and are cheap enough cause i'm too lazy to make them myself.

u/Blackapearl · 3 pointsr/Dentistry

You’ve got a good routine. Keep that up.
If you want to add something - get a water flosser like this

u/HellAintHalfFull · 5 pointsr/onebag

My everyday carry includes a "Wisp" disposable toothbrush, for just this reason.

Oral-B used to make an even better version called "Brush-Ups" that were basically a little toothpaste-infused paper sleeve that you put over your finger and brushed with it. They packed flat - package was about the size and thickness of a business card. To my great sadness they stopped making them.

u/unidelvius · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Ever since I stated using a tongue scraper this hasn't been a problem and my tongue feels extra clean I got this one:

u/lyrastarr · 1 pointr/Invisalign

I've used this one for two years (looks to be slightly different now though; likely other newer similar items on the market with good reviews!)

u/SurpriseDragon · 2 pointsr/pics

Every night! Electric toothbrush also added to the regimen in the morning and night, I just use a regular toothbrush for my tongue.

After years of regular flossing, the gums never inflame or bleed with it, and dentist visits have been a breeze.

I use this flosser to make it easy:

u/abrozzi · 4 pointsr/AskMen

Maybe we're not talking about the same one haha I bought this one.

u/HavocReigns · 70 pointsr/starterpacks

Tongue scraper. I tried several before landing on this one. It's stainless steel, it'll last virtually forever.

First couple of times you use it will gross you out realizing how much bacteria you had growing on your tongue.

Then, I always rinse with Smart Mouth mouthwash after flossing, tongue scraping and brushing. You can buy it anywhere, grocery store, WalMart, Target, etc. This is the best mouthwash I've found, I never have morning breath since I started using it. I wish it still came in two bottles that you mix, because their new "all-in-one" bottle sucks. But it is what it is.

u/RogueHolly · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Try this. (Amazon link.) :)

u/Siegfoult · 3 pointsr/funny

This one is my fav by far, can't understand why many stores don't stock it (in my area at least):

u/Lanulus · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Buy dental insurance (or a dental plan.) Then get yourself checked out. If your insurance doesn't cover everything you need, ask if you can set up a payment plan.

Either way, start working on your oral hygiene. Just because you go to the dentist once doesn't mean you can get away without brushing your teeth.

For this you should get a tongue scraper, brush 2-3 times a day, and swish your mouth with hydrogen peroxide (you can get a bottle for $1.) Flossing is also a good idea. If you can afford it, a Waterpik takes a lot of the hassle out of that.

u/inventorjoe · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Never thought about getting one of those. I think I'll be picking up one of these now thanks to you.

u/JawAnon · 1 pointr/Dentistry

I just got mine on mid-May prior to jaw surgery, and this definitely holds up. My orthodontist had a fancy contraption to hold my mouth open while they applied all the brackets that they didn't have the first two times I had braces. That definitely made the whole process much easier on my jaw.

I'd also add that during the first few weeks, those couple brackets you'll have on will chew up your gums a bit. Rinsing liberally with salt water (I make up a bottle that I keep handy) will help heal them faster. Put a bit of wax on the bracket right away. Once the spot is healed, stop using the wax so your gums can form a bit of a callous.

I would also just avoid the foods they tell you to avoid all together. You probably won't have the brackets on very long and it's just not worth it to lose a bracket over. I was informed at my last appointment that I'd lost one, and I'm on a liquid diet! It takes soooo long for them to put it back on that they just decided to wait until next time to put a new bracket on.

Watepiks are great for braces (the model I have comes with a tip for braces and has been on sale for under $50 frequently lately). Otherwise, you should use a threader to floss.

There are now way more options for brackets than there were years ago. There are traditional metal and ceramic braces that need rubber bands to ligate. But now there are also Damon brackets (which come in metal and clear versions) that self ligate. So no need for rubber bands or tightening (you still get wire changes), and your teeth move faster. The brackets themselves are also slightly smaller. They are so much better than the tradition brackets I had when I was younger. I've only had them for a few weeks and I can't believe how much teeth movement I've already had.

u/ffffffffffffuuuuuuu · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Is this the one you wanted to buy?

It's still showing available for me on USA Amazon.

The only differences seem to be the color.

Having used sonicare brushes for years, I would stay away from the models you are looking at because of the brush head design. Especially if multiple people may use it, and change brush heads, that model needs to be unscrewed and gets all gunked up with moisture.

Also, the replacement screw on heads seem to be more expensive on Amazon.

If you can swing it, look in to a model with the smaller, pull off type brush head.


u/honeyimsorry · 0 pointsr/thebachelor

This is the brand I bought and it looks like it's on sale!

It also lasts a reaaaalllly long time cause you only use a little bit each time.

u/YoloMcSwaggerPants · 2 pointsr/WTF

I can't speak from the position of a dentist because we haven't discussed accepted methods for removing them, but I can speak from personal experience. I get tonsilloliths and I have been removing them by irrigating the caverns in my tonsils with salt water. I have a ~$5 oral irrigating syringe that I fill with homemade salt water and it has worked well for me!