Townie® Poll

Prevention

Poll conducted from 10/15/2010 To 11/12/2010

Do you floss daily?
589 total votes
73%
a. Yes
27%
b. No
Do you tell patients to get a squeak when they floss?
505 total votes
27%
a. Yes
57%
b. No
15%
c. I don't know about a squeak
How do your patients brush?
506 total votes
70%
a. 45-degree angle/Bass Technique
8%
b. Scrub Technique, back and forth
22%
c. Circular Technique
Do you use disclosing tablets or liquid?
507 total votes
49%
a. Sometimes
3%
b. Always
48%
c. Never
Do you use or recommend power toothbrushes?
504 total votes
75%
a. Yes, I use a power toothbrush and recommend them to patients
22%
b. I use a manual brush and recommend power toothbrushes for patients
3%
c. I don't use or recommend power toothbrushes
Do you teach dry toothbrushing followed by toothpaste?
506 total votes
39%
a. Yes
47%
b. No
14%
c. I am unaware of that approach
Do you use or recommend daily oral irrigation?
474 total votes
1%
a. I use it myself but don't recommend it to patients
49%
b. I use it myself and recommend it to patients
50%
c. I don't use it or recommend it
Do you use or recommend interdental brushes?
500 total votes
1%
a. I use them myself
30%
b. I use them myself and recommend them to patients
67%
c. I recommend them to patients
3%
d. I don't use them or recommend them
Do you use or recommend GUM Soft Picks?
501 total votes
1%
a. I use them myself
33%
b. I use them myself and recommend them to patients
46%
c. I recommend them to patients
19%
d. I don't use them or recommend them
Do you dispense products in the office?
499 total votes
1%
a. Just toothbrushes
5%
b. Toothbrushes and toothpaste
7%
c. Toothbrushes and interdental tools
87%
d. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, and interdental tools
Which toothpaste do you use personally?
504 total votes
19%
a. Free samples
14%
b. Whatever is available in the office
66%
c. I have a favorite brand I am willing to purchase
What is your profession?
505 total votes
95%
a. RDH
2%
b. DDS/DMD
1%
c. Student
1%
d. Team Member
If you are an RDH, how many years of experience do you have?
484 total votes
19%
a. One to five years
11%
b. Six to 10 years
9%
c. 11-15 years
10%
d. 16-20 years
25%
e. 21-30 years
27%
f. More than 30 years

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