“ Brand: Oral B / Floss / Type: Toothpick / Subcategory: Stick / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
It's really not fair that menopausal women can not only suffer from 'womens' problems' but may also develop other effects such as gum disease/ receding of the gums. I've always tried to look after my teeth & gums & have a great sonic toothbrush, a good mouthwash & always floss before going to bed.
I usually buy the floss on a roll but when I saw these packs of Oral B sticks in one of our local pound shops I thought I'd give them a try for a change.
They are packaged as shown in the picture & there are a generous amount in the neat white plastic container. Once opened the lid pops back on so that they don't 'escape' & remain hygienically safe.
There's a subtle smell of mint in these wooden sticks but you don't really get the taste when you use them which is fine by me as I always rinse afterwards.
They are a good size & are easy to use - one end is thick whilst they taper down a narrow (other) end which means you can alternate depending on the spacing between your teeth. All you need to do is make sure that you're not too rough with them when using as I've found that they can break quite easily.
I found that these were fine & did a good job of the front top & bottom teeth but they were quite awkward to use on the back teeth as you don't get the flexibility that you do with a cotton / fibre floss. I ended up doing some teeth with the Oral B then reaching for the floss which made the whole process quite time-consuming - hey, I'd rather spend time on this though than having to pay the dentist!
- neatly packed in a discreet & handy container.
- nice subtle mint taste.
- good size & easy to use on front teeth, more tricky on the back ones though.
- good value & would recommend.
Oral B Dental Woodsticks
**WHAT IT DOES**
The dental woodsticks are used for flossing your teeth removing any plaque and food debris, which could cause tartar, which leads to fillings, and tooth decay. They are used to clean in-between your teeth and those stubborn hard to reach places. They are designed to clean your teeth thoroughly and remove things your toothbrush can't reach or misses.
The box is sturdy, durable and waterproof. It is great for keeping the woodsticks from being damaged. The woodsticks come in a white rectangular box, which looks nearly like a book. One side is ridged and in the shape of a semi-circle. There is a lid at the top, which has a small section, which you can push to pop open. To close you pop it back down. Once opened there is a small semi-circle gap. To get a stick out you need to turn the box upside down and a few will come out in your hands. It's handy and means you can get one out easily without having to handle around them with your hands making them dirty. On the front there is a blue label which is not waterproof. There is lighter blue lines going across horizontally when you inspect the label upclose. In the left corner where it says 'mint', there is a green triangle highlighting the word. The writing on the label is in white and it tells you what the product is. The Oral-B logo is on the label as well which is the main focal point. There is other languages written on the label as well as English.
The sticks are made out of wood and are extra fine. When you smell them there is a hint of mint from them. This will not affect the smell of your breath or anything, as it is not that strong. Each stick is roughly 2 inches long and is bowed shaped. One length is considerably thicker with a flat edge and the other gets thinner and thinner. The two ends go into two points.
Directions: Wash your hands first. To floss take out a dental woodstick and use the point to clean in-between your teeth removing anything. Once one point has worn down use the other side. Hold the middle of the stick at all times as it is thicker here and is easier to grip. Use a mirror and clean each tooth individually front and back. Do not chew on the stick as this will break or bend it.
This product costs £1.52, which is good value for money as they last a long time.
I have found that these woodsticks are good however they only can effectively clean the top of the tooth between the gums, as they are not thin enough to get in-between the tooth itself. Only dental floss in my experience has done this effectively for me. I find that the point on the stick is soft and wears very easily, it also breaks very easily. The sticks aren't very strong and can be bent or broken if pressure is out on them. For this reason I find I have to use 2 or 3 sticks when cleaning my teeth. I do find if you have nay awkward areas to reach which dental floss cant these sticks are good however if you have hard plaque you will need to go to the dentist to remove it as the sticks are too soft to remove it. One thing I would advise you to be careful with and that is if a stick does break you need to be careful not to get a wood splinter into your gums as this can be very painful. I have a mark in one of my front teeth and these sticks are great at trying to prevent the mark from becoming a hole. You will however need to have patience to use them and individually clean each tooth. It takes me roughly 10 to 15 minutes but everyone will be different depending on their teeth. I do feel that flossing is more effective however these sticks reach the hard to reach areas so they are useful.
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