proxy brush versus floss

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by george1234, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. george1234

    george1234 Guest

    Looking for opinions. Is a proxy brush a suitable alternative to
    flossing?
     
    george1234, Dec 12, 2005
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    Whamatus Guest

    On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:06:37 -0500, george1234 <> wrote:
    Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
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    Tim Dixon Guest

    "Whamatus" <> wrote in message
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    I've been thinking that as long as you know who is around you all might want
    to temper any response to anyone in the same manner. "Sometimes yes,
    sometimes no."
     
    Tim Dixon, Dec 12, 2005
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  4. george1234

    Whamatus Guest

    Good for cleaning around fixed bridges too !

    On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:45:05 -0600, Dartos <> wrote:
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  5. george1234

    george1234 Guest

    On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:24:46 -0800, "Tim Dixon"
    <> wrote:

    Might help if you elaborated on the sometimes

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    george1234, Dec 13, 2005
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  6. george1234

    Whamatus Guest

    On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 10:57:44 -0500, george1234 <> wrote:
    Dartos just about covered all the bases with his response.

    Reposted here for your convenience.

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    Floss is great for normal interproximal areas and has no equal for
    the task.

    A Proxabrush® is a good tool for interproximal spaces that are larger
    than normal. Sometimes in wider embrasures, floss will not drag out
    all of the food debris. If the space is large enough to accept the
    size of the Proxabrush® without undo force, it is a great adjunct.

    Dartos

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  7. george1234

    george1234 Guest

    On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 16:15:51 GMT, Whamatus <> wrote:
    Thank you

    Is it just food particle removal? I thought the point was to disturb
    the biofilm before it got established.

    Guess i'll just do both

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    george1234, Dec 13, 2005
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    Whamatus Guest

    On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 12:38:17 -0500, george1234 <> wrote:
    Consider it a mini-toohbrush.

    I give 'em away in my practice for patients with open
    gingival embrasures, perio patients, FPD patients.
    They are told to use it anywhere that it comfortably
    fits and to never force the brush in between the teeth.

    I like the christmas tree shape as well as the small cylinder.
    Give those away too.
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    Whamatus, Dec 13, 2005
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  9. george1234

    george1234 Guest

    On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:50:30 GMT, Whamatus <> wrote:
    I like the interprox Plus. I started using them on vacation in Spain.
    It fits between all teeth, but one. I use a smaller brush for that

    http://www.dentocare.co.uk/
     
    george1234, Dec 13, 2005
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