Townie® Poll

Do you dispense toothbrushes?

Poll conducted from 5/23/2005 To 6/21/2005

Do you dispense toothbrushes?
603 total votes
96%
Yes
4%
No
Which handle design do you prefer for your patients?
509 total votes
41%
Straight
59%
Angled
Which brushhead design do you prefer for most patients?
516 total votes
88%
Compact
12%
Full-head
How do the majority of your patients brush?
516 total votes
57%
45 degree angle/Bass Technique
19%
Scrub Technique
24%
Circular Technique
How many toothbrushes do you dispense a week?
518 total votes
3%
0
15%
1-20
48%
21-40
23%
41-60
6%
61-80
4%
81+
What is the most frequent problem area for plaque removal?
513 total votes
36%
Gingival margins
17%
Lingual anterior surface
22%
All lingual surfaces
14%
Distal of the last molar
11%
Mandibular right lingual
Do you use disclosing tablets or liquid to help identify plaque?
516 total votes
52%
Sometimes
4%
Always
44%
Never
Do you recommend extra soft post surgical toothbrushes?
514 total votes
62%
Yes
38%
No
Do you recommend end-tuft brushes?
512 total votes
76%
Yes
24%
No
Do you recommend ortho brushes?
514 total votes
54%
Yes
46%
No
Do you recommend sulcus brushes?
514 total votes
53%
Yes
47%
No
Do you recommend power toothbrushes?
515 total votes
11%
Yes, only for adults
87%
Yes, both adults and children
2%
No
Do you dispense toothpaste in the office?
510 total votes
82%
Yes
18%
No
Which toothpaste do you use personally?
512 total votes
33%
Free samples from dental meeting or mailings
19%
Whatever is available in the office
47%
I have a particular toothpaste I prefer and am willing to purchase
Do you recommend toothpastes specifically for their fluoride content?
515 total votes
70%
Yes
30%
No
Do you recommend anti-gingivitis toothpastes?
514 total votes
50%
Yes
50%
No
Do you recommend toothpastes for sensitivity?
512 total votes
98%
Yes
2%
No
Do you recommend toothpastes for xerostomia?
512 total votes
76%
Yes
24%
No
Do you recommend toothpastes for whitening?
509 total votes
38%
Yes
62%
No
Do you recommend toothpastes specific for fresh breath?
516 total votes
26%
Yes
74%
No

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