What toothbrush and toothpaste do our own dentists use?

Ever wondered what dentists brush their own teeth with?  Wonder no more.  

We reveal our favourite dental care products, and some might surprise you.

ADRIAN
Toothpaste   
Arm and Hammer toothpaste, sometimes Oral B. There’s such a huge range out there, sometimes I make my choice based on what’s on offer.  
I don’t use Sensodyne – I don’t like the taste, but I do think toothpaste that makes claims about sensitivity works on the whole.  I can’t say the same about whitening toothpastes. In fact I even tell my patients not to bother with whitening toothpastes.
Toothbrush  

Just a really ordinary manual one. I do have an electric but prefer the manual.

BEN
Toothpaste
Corsodyl toothpaste has got bicarbonate of soda in it, which makes your teeth feel really clean, and I’ve also got an SLS allergy so I can’t use products that have a foaming element to them.  If I use ‘normal’ toothpaste, I get mouth ulcers, which is why I use Corsodyl.  The other option is Sensodyne Pro-namel, but I go for the Corsodyl.  It makes your teeth really nice and clean.  OK, it tastes disgusting for about two weeks but I promise, after two weeks you’ll love it.  I love it.  Persevere for two weeks. 
Toothbrush

Phillips Sonicare.  I recommend the Oral B electric toothbrushes to most of my clients as they’re great for most people.  But for personal preference I use the Phillips Sonicare and I don’t really know why I prefer it, I just do.

DAVID
Toothpaste & Toothbrush
I don’t stick to any one brand of brush or paste – I use a selection, just what’s best at the time.

LEWIS
Toothpaste
Colgate, just because I like the taste.
Toothbrush
I use a brand called Tepe for my toothbrush – or an ordinary Oral B – but they’re both manual.  I don’t use an electric toothbrush.  I have never used them.  I don’t get tartar build up, my gums are healthy so I think what I’m doing is working fine for me.

LEWIS HAS A RANT  “The worst toothbrushes you can get are the Colgate 360 toothbrushes.  Don’t ever buy them.  They’ve changed some of the bristles for these little plastic fins.  Rubbish.  They just don’t work.  You need the bristles, and replacing some of them with rubber fins doesn’t give a good cleaning action.  Also, the head is far too big to fit in around all the angles and the wisdom teeth, so it doesn’t go into all the places you need it to.  It’s just a rubbish toothbrush.

SAM
Toothpaste
I use the Colgate one that's got these little silvery bits in it that are for whitening you teeth.  They don't really, but I don't mind as I use it just because I like the flavour.
Toothbrush
You know what?  I just like using a manual toothbrush - just an ordinary Colgate one.  I've never really got on with electric toothbrushes, so there you go.

HOLLY
Toothpaste
Oral B Pro-expert toothpaste as I really like the texture.
Toothbrush
I practice what I preach, cleaning interdentally at least once a day, using an Oral B electric toothbrush (even on holidays – the charger doesn’t take up that much space).

SARAH
Toothpaste
Oral B gives me ulcers, so I use Colgate.
Toothbrush
Oral B 2000 electric.  I like the Oral B toothbrushes but just can’t use the paste.

MARINA
Toothpaste
Oral-B Pro-expert toothpaste.
Toothbrush
I use Oral-B 3D white floss daily before brushing with an Oral-B electric toothbrush twice a day for 4 minutes. I tried lot of different toothpastes and brushes and I find these ones suit me best.

EMILY
Toothpaste
I use Sensodyne toothpaste because Ben tells me I have to.
Toothbrush
I currently use a Curaprox ultra soft manual toothbrush.

SAARA
Toothpaste
Colgate Max cavity protection with sugar neutraliser
Toothbrush
Oral B electric

DEBRA
Toothpaste
I’m not bothered about which toothpaste as long as the flavour isn’t too strong – I don’t like the kind of mint flavour that feels like it’s blowing my head off.
Toothbrush
I used to use a child’s toothbrush as I found it more comfortable for getting to the back of my mouth.  But I’ve recently progressed to an Oral b electric toothbrush.

MARIA
Toothpaste
Colgate Total
Toothbrush
Oral B 5000

Disclaimer:
No toothbrushes were harmed in the making of this article (apart from a Colgate 360 one, which Lewis 'accidentally' trod on).
All the items mentioned in this article are done so without any compensation from the manufacturers – these are genuinely the items that we use and like.