A little history: I visited the dentist every 6 months to get a filling for a tooth that had begun to decay. I had been brushing my teeth since I was 11 years old, in the morning and in the evening. As it happens, my teeth weren't great. Some would say Chernobyl was to blame, maybe genes. That didn't solve the problem.
In the winter of 2002, at a session at the dentist, I had to have my 2nd tooth filled and found 2 cavities on the backs of my front teeth. Dr. Kobylyanskaya worked with me.
I'm afraid of dentists. All "repairs" were done without anesthesia, I thought at the time that it improved the treatment process, provoking better healing.
The dentist, at my last visit - advised me to floss. Pain is a good stimulus. I started looking for it on the market.
It's been nine years since then. In all that time - I have NEVER gone to the dentist. Not once have I ever had a toothache.
I assert with absolute certainty: it is better not to brush with toothpaste, unnecessarily, but to clean your teeth with dental floss.
The structure of my teeth is very dense. I've cut the floss many times just trying to squeeze it between my teeth. Under pressure, when the floss does "slip" between my teeth, I've often cut my gum. Believe me, it's all nonsense. Floss has disinfectant qualities. And "for sure" rinse your mouth with tooth syrup. But taking a handful of leftovers out of my teeth every day, I can't help but wonder how useless a toothbrush can be.
Yes, you need to take care of your enamel, and only a toothpaste will do that. Polish your front teeth and keep your breath clean.
The floss I use is Oral-B, I like it because it is 50 meters, it has a fibrous structure - which prevents it from tearing after every couple of teeth, it disinfects. I tried Jordan - first of all for the same price Jordan gives only 20 meters, and secondly the floss is solid and thick compared to Oral-B, and often tears, so it runs out quickly, uncomfortable.
A pack of Orab-B lasts for 3-5 months. You can take it on the road and use it even if there is no water. It's handy on the train, when you're tired and don't want to go to the toilet. Wipe your hands with a damp cloth, floss your teeth, and sleep.
Now you can buy for 19 hryvnias Oral-B in a series of pharmacies "Vitalux", or "DC".