To blot or not to blot: that is the question.
June 29, 2014 9:34 AM Subscribe
Has anyone tried cleaning their teeth with the Dr Phillips Blotting Technique
As I'm well into middle-age, my gums have started receding in places and I also have a tendency to over-brush. Today I came across the Phillips Blotting Technique, which is meant to be more effective at removing plaque than normal brushing and so better for gum health. So, I have a number of questions for MeFites who have tried this technique.
1. How effective is it?
2. Do you have to buy the special brush or would any standard toothbrush work? (The blotting brushes look suspiciously like the '10 for £1' cheapies I've seen in the pound shop.)
3. Do you also brush your teeth and/or use mouthwash, or do you only blot?
4. If you had any gum problems before you began blotting, have they improved?
Any other information from tooth blotters about their experiences with this technique is welcome.