Almost as good as Interdens, if not better.
Sweden or Switzerland or Norway, they all seem to rebrand for various companies, so i would recommend buying from Japanese as they are artisans when it comes to woodsticks. and all automated, so still get the good price.
Who made them? Interdens by GSK Glaxo Smith Kline UK and Stim U Dent by Johnson & Johnson. I have never tried the Stimudent by either the original or the latest Chinese version marketed by natural dentist, so i cannot compare the Japanese one i recommend
I have used interdens since my mother introduced them to me as a child, in the 1960′s. Mother had all her own teeth and she used interdens daily. the text is true “With a proper programme of oral hygiene you and interdens can help keep your natural teeth for life. “
They are the next best thing to having a neem tree – and they are affordable. They make sense to children, to adults to everyone. Get them. You won’t regret it.
The text on the interden packet:
DIRECTIONS FOR USE Hold interdens stick near the centre of its length. Moisten pointed end in mouth. Insert in tooth space, blunt edge next to gum. Use gentle in-out motion. Interdens sticks remove plaque from the interdental spaces, cleansing surfaces not reachable by a toothbrush. Help you keep your natural teeth for life. Use anywhere, any time.
Interdens are recognized by the dental profession as a valuable aid to good oral hygiene and health. They are produced from a specially selected grade of wood for their ideal texture, and are impregnated with a breath freshener to refresh the mouth.
Regular use of interdens effectively remove plaque (a sticky, bacteria containing film) from those surfaces of the teeth and gums which are not reached by ordinary toothbrushing.
The bacteria in the plaque change sugar from food which we eat or drink, into acid, which attacks the enamel of tooth causing caries (decay). They also produce toxins which can cause inflammation of the gums.
Removal of the plaque by a regular daily use of toothbrushing techniques and interdens will help you maintain a healthy dental condition.
With a proper programme of oral hygiene you and interdens can help keep your natural teeth for life.
Please note interdens may be soaked for a period in warm water which has a softening effect for care of tender gums. Use for children only on dental recommendation.
My Review for Jordon Woodsticks
artificial mint flavour
imbued with toxic fluoride
wood is not as soft, so breaks more easily in teeth
these are made in norway, where they use the white birch.
Komon Pattern Triangular Toothpick 3 Sets x 3 from Osaka Prefecture
APPROX 10 cents each without postage from japansquare.com
This item won the gold prize in the TRADITIONAL JAPAN category of the “Most Charming Japanese Souvenir Contest 2011″ held by the Japan Tourism Agency.
With this triangle-shaped dental pick made for cleaning the narrow space between teeth, you can remove plaque using the top two surfaces, lightly press the interdental papilla with the bottom surface to massage your gums. This massage facilitates blood flow which helps prevent gum disease. These toothpicks are popular in the U.S. and Europe. You can easily take them with you to clean your teeth right after your meal. They are considered to be the most important tool for preventing gum disease in the U.S. and Europe.
●Material: Hokkaido White Birch
●Made in Osaka Prefecture
●Brand Name: Cleardent
●Color/ Design A x 3 sets, Design B x 3 sets
●Approximate Size: 65 x 5 x 220mm
●Product Weight: Approximately 6g
●Total Weight Including Packaging: Approximately 23g
●Contains: 9 packs (3 sets x 3)
●Comes with portable case
●Triangular dental toothpicks are used to conveniently clean between the teeth.
The original purpose of traditional toothpicks was for putting on food. That’s why they are called cocktail picks and are treated as kitchenware. Those round cocktail toothpicks can damage your gums.
Te Pe Dental sticks without fluoride
apparently made in Sweden
TePe Munhygienprodukter AB
SE-213 76 Malmö
Tel: 040-670 11 00
Fax: 040-670 11 11
It is recommended to use dental sticks nightly between all the interdental spaces to help prevent overnight bacteria growth. Choose a wooden stick size that will fit your interdental spaces. If necessary, let your dentist or dental hygienist find the right size for you. For extra caries protection, choose a fluoride impregnated dental stick. If you use fluoride impregnated dental sticks, wait at least half an hour before you eat or drink. The released fluoride will then stay in your mouth and help prevent dental caries.
Moisten the dental stick in your mouth before using it. This will make it last longer, be more pliable and have a better fluoride effect. Move the dental stick, flat side against gum tissue, back and forth in each interdental space. Dental sticks will clean larger surfaces if angled. If you hold one or more fingers against your chin, you will get more stability and better control.
6 Reasons Why Dentists Recommend Triangular-Shaped Wooden Dental Sticks!
1. The triangular shape.
Designed in the shape of an isosceles triangle, fit perfectly between your teeth. By placing the base of the triangle against the gum tissue, you can remove plaque from the inner tooth surfaces and massage the gum tissue all in one motion.
2. The tapered point.
The tapered point fits so perfectly between your teeth, no matter how tall or short that space is. Perfect for dislodging food particles and plaque – keeping you clean and comfortable.
3. The wood.
Made of special wood that creates the ideal texture and flexibility when wet, they squeeze in between teeth and remove sticky plaque before it becomes tartar (the stuff your dental hygienist has to scrape off during your cleanings). And the wood is biodegradable and comes from managed forests.
4. They stimulate your gums.
They will remove plaque and food from between your teeth, but that’s only the beginning. The in-and-out motion used also stimulates blood flow to your gum tissue – keeping your gums nourished and healthy.
5. They’re safe.
The flexibility of the wood means they will bend or break if you push too hard – they will never shift or damage your teeth. (Don’t try that with a conventional wooden toothpick!)
6. You’ll actually use them!
They unchain you from your bathroom sink – remove plaque after every meal, on the phone, watching TV, in the car, after you go to bed. Seriously. Anywhere, anytime.