Ever wondered what dentists brush their own teeth with? Wonder no more.
We reveal our favourite dental care products, and some might surprise you.
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.
Just a really ordinary manual one. I do have an electric but prefer the manual.
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.
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.
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.
Colgate, just because I like the taste.
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.
Oral B gives me ulcers, so I use Colgate.
Oral B 2000 electric. I like the Oral B toothbrushes but just can’t use the paste.
Sensodyne rapid relief toothpaste I find really helps with my cold sensitivity, so I’m sticking with the one that works for me.
I currently use the Oral-B Genius 9000 electric toothbrush. I also use tepe brushes every day for my interdental cleaning which I do in the morning as this can be such a chore at the end of the day.
Colgate Max cavity protection with sugar neutraliser
Oral B electric
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.
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.
Oral B 5000
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.