Best mechanical dental supplies according to redditors

We found 110 Reddit comments discussing the best mechanical dental supplies. We ranked the 63 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Professional Dental Supplies:

u/Flite500 · 174 pointsr/collapse

I'm a doctor so here goes...

  1. Antibiotics. (Obviously) All types (Penicillin based); also the Doxycycline family. For MRSA infections, Bactrim is highly recommended. So obtain as much Penicillin/Amoxicillin and Doxycycline as you can, and obtain some Bactrim too as a last resort versus MRSA infections. Here's 90 500mg Amoxicillin for $36. In a survival situation, this is what will save your life. A knife or gunshot wound you might survive, the subsequent infection you will not.

  2. More Antibiotics. After collapse these will be worth far more than gold. Stockpile.

  3. Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide. Critical wound care cotton rolls for tourniquets. Bandages. Cotton towels. Anti bacterial gel.

  4. Aspirin (generic bottles of hundreds of pills). Stockpile. Acetaminophen generic. (Don't buy Tylenol, stockpile 500mg generic pills) Ibuprofen (Don't buy Advil, stockpile generic 200mg tabs) All of the above are very cheap. Better still for extreme pain, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone (oral pills). Hard to obtain without prescription but definitely worth stockpiling to relieve extreme pain. Morphine is king. IA few doses will be worth a month's food in a post collapse scenario.
    Gabapentin (prescription only in the US). It is a low side effect multi purpose anti convulsant/anti seizure medicine but works on many levels for patients in distress, as a pain killer, a relaxant, a sleep agent all with very low toxicity and minimal side effects. Highly recommended. It is not a drug of abuse (like opiates) so your doctor will prescribe it easily if you ask. Stockpile it.

  5. Antiallergics: Cortizone, epinephrine, prednisolone. These steroids can be injected and come in liquid vials. EDIT: The above steroids are also available in pill form but require a 7,6,5,4,3,2,1 dosage scheme. Your local GP can write you a script for them. Other than that, you will need syringes to administer the liquid form. You should have syringes anyway. Steroids instantly relieve all forms of anaphylaxis. From asthma to adverse reactions to environmental phenomena like insect bites or poison ivy, steroids are a major reliever of preventable death. Also, stockpile anti histamines, Benedryl is good, Allegra D with pseudoephedrine is better. Stockpile these now, they come in sealed foil containers and have a long shelf life. Over the counter hydrocortisone cream is good too. Stockpile tubes of these.

  1. Basic surgical kit. You can find them on Amazon.

    Learn to stitch wounds: $40 dollar kit

    Think you cannot be a surgeon because you do not have a degree from Harvard? Bullshit. So long as you've got a scalpel, stitching needle, and a few other standard surgical implements you could conduct an emergency appendectomy so long as you have the information. In a collapse situation, those of a certain disposition (not afraid of blood) can save a life. Hell, here's a .pdf by the Red Cross on battlefield surgery for those in bad situations who need to attempt a life saving maneuver. Always better to try than do nothing.

    7)Benzodiazepines: Valium, Lorazapam, Xanax, extremely useful drugs in pill form for dealing with people undergoing extreme stress. Prescription only. Tell your doctor you suffer from panic attacks and you will get a prescription. Stockpile them.

  2. Not medicine but having the following prevents so many medical ailments that makes the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure". Stockpile Disinfectants (Pine Sol), Bleach, Soap (30 seconds of washing your hands with a bar of 50c soap prevents 90% of transmittable person to person infection).

    9)Water filter and boiled water. This eliminates the need to combat all parasites which can requires so specific treatments it 's beyond the scope of this list. Only drink boiled water and you prevent pathogens entering the digestive tract.

  3. Alcohol. The oldest "cure of them all". It is worth stockpiling. Everclear is good. If unavailable, handles (1.75 Liters) of cheap vodka can be had at drug stores for very cheap. Stockpile and store in a cool dry place. If works as a painkiller, morale booster, disinfectant and, if you're dying after the collapse because you do not have 1-9 above, at least you can crack open a handle, have some drinks and march off to the undiscovered country in a happy state of mind.

    Hope this helps.

    FINAL EDIT: Obviously if you suffer from a specific condition then you will need that specific medication. Insulin for diabetics, Albuterol/Ventolin inhalers for asthmatics etc. The above list is generic for the widest possible swath of survivors. Obviously, your individual mileage will vary.
u/LukeNukem93 · 29 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Hijacking the top comment to say that I was able to get things working (even after getting thermal paste on the pins) thanks to the advice here. I used some of these dipped lightly in isopropyl alcohol and a magnifying glass to clean the pins. Thanks for the help!

u/Weights_and_Weed · 28 pointsr/treedibles

I used 40.6 g of decent flower, 6 g of kief, and about 500mg of distillate from an old cart. The flower and kief were decarbed at 240deg Fahrenheit for 40 minutes covered in foil. I used 12 ounces of high quality MCT oil and 1 tablespoon of sunflower lecithin, then added everything to a crockpot on low for 4 hours stirring every 30 minutes or so. Each cap should be roughly 23mg of THC.

edit for links of everything I used (empty capsules used, they have been great so far) (capsule filler that I literally only use to hold the capsules, would not buy again) (syringes used to fill the caps)

u/dacheeze · 12 pointsr/Dynavap

I have [this model] ( it works really great. I would recommend getting the hands free mod from Ddave as well so you don't have to hold onto anything.

u/TheLegacys · 10 pointsr/popping
u/MoriKitsune · 8 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Try something like these disclosing tablets
Basically what they do is color the plaque, etc. left over on the teeth. Do this after they ‘brush’ and then to get it off they’ll have to actually brush their teeth. It’s what my mom did with my siblings and me.

u/kitthekat · 7 pointsr/videos

Here's what I found:

Anyone got a link to where they were finding the funny phrases? I can see myself getting into this in a big way.

u/netkillercat · 6 pointsr/Dynavap
home induction for all been using this for some time now zero problems i have mastered it

this looks awesome

u/eonhausen · 5 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you want to save money on cotton bacon, then just buy this®/dp/B00O45M1DGIt's literally the same thing

u/blachool · 5 pointsr/ipod

Ordered the 80gb iPod Video 5.5, for about $50 on eBay. It arrived in phenomenal condition with all OEM parts. Ordered 4x 256gb micro sd cards during Amazon Prime day (they were on sale for $30 each).

Below are some quick tips I have:

  • Search eBay for new listings. Set alerts on your phone for new listings (i.e. "iPod Video 5.5", "iPod Video Wolfson", "iPod Video Enhanced"). People tend to find an old iPod they haven't used in years locked away in some drawer, and end up listing it for a cheap buy-it-now price not knowing what it's worth.

  • If you get a good condition iPod Video, practice repairing lesser condition ones before you upgrade your nicer one. A lot can go wrong during the process (I accidentally broke two iPod Videos before working on this one). BE CAREFUL WITH THE BATTERY RIBBON CONNECTOR! It breaks off the logic board extremely easily.

  • If you break the battery ribbon connector during the repair / upgrade process, look into buying a new logic board. They're about $20 - $30 on eBay. iFixit also has these available, and they're a phenomenal company if you're looking for parts / tools.

  • Consider getting a metal dental pick. In my experience, these help immensely with handling the ribbon connectors throughout the iPod.

  • Have multiple opening tools readily available and take your time when opening up the iPod.

  • Consider replacing the battery as you're working inside the iPod. iFixit has these readily available with or without tools for affordable prices (and they're safety certified which is great).

  • Read guides beforehand, and during the process
u/duzins · 4 pointsr/Parenting

2 is rather young for this advice, but when they get older and really fuss to do it themselves, try disclosing tablets.

My youngest kids, 6 and 9 still struggle w/brushing, and they get a kick out of trying to get all the red off their teeth.

u/Jim_Macdonald · 4 pointsr/Magic

Get your replacements here: Dental Dam

u/teadit · 4 pointsr/assholedesign


That's 250 which is way too many but that's still cheaper than replacing a tooth brush. But it's still better to use those once in a while until you finally get into the habit of doing it properly.

u/ImmersiveAudio · 4 pointsr/bdsm

Called a "dental gag" and they're my fav

Edit: dental gag, Jennings gag or even spider gag.

u/MossGwyn · 3 pointsr/polymerclay

No clay is perfect--each has their own strengths and weaknesses. Which is best for you will depend on exactly what you're doing and your own preferences (both positive and negative). And which you can easily find. This article might be helpful.
Personally, I like Kato. It's tough when baked, doesn't discolor easily during baking, and comes in pure colors for easy mixing. It's also really, really firm so it holds detail well. On the other hand: it's way harder than most people enjoy working with, the color selection is small (you really need to mix it to prevent the "I only have eight crayons to color with" look), and it has a stronger odor than most other kinds. It's great for me, maybe not for you.

As Diane pointed out, what tools will be useful to you depends on what you're making. "Small charms" could mean chibi animals, faux gemstones, caning, etc. All are going to have slightly different ideal tools. I can tell you what I use the most, though. I mostly sculpt little cutesy little animal figurines, and keeping that in mind, I think these are my most used tools:

-Aluminum foil. You can sculpt on top of it, then put it into the oven to bake without trying to peel it off. Making a little tent out of it can help prevent discoloring of the clay from spikes in temperature. It can be used to bulk out armatures if you try making figurines. Even when making something small, a ball of it inside a sculpt can save clay, make it lighter (which makes it less likely to break when dropped), and keep the clay thinner to make baking quicker and easier. The one potential problem is that air expands when heated, so air pockets left in the foil could make the clay bulge in places when baked. Because of that, I like to cover the foil ball in a thin sheet of clay, bake it, and then add more clay to sculpt on top.


-Plastic baggies for clay storage. I use gallon-sized freezer bags, then inside those small bags with individual colors. Keeping all the blocks in one bag together results in them getting smeared on each other and stuck together. Ew.


-An X-acto or other sharp blade. I also like to keep a dull knife around--the sharp blade to cut the clay cleanly without denting or deforming it (such as for trimming the bottom of a figurine flat), the dull one to make rounded-off cuts and dents (such as adding a mouth or putting texture on locks of hair).


-Needle tools. You can buy them, but if you're trying to keep costs down, here's a tutorial on making your own. Good for making holes, but also creases and long dents (such as around pumpkins or the neck of a teddy bear). The ones she shows are all straight, but I like using curved ones sometimes, too. I have some cheap dental tools that work like that, but you can get curved needles or just use a bent piece of wire.

-Ball stylus. Good for making soft rounded dents (inside ears, eye sockets, pretty much anywhere you want to add a depression that isn't just gouged out). You could probably make your own using the needle tool tutorial, but instead of keeping a needle in the handle, you'd glue the pointy end of a pin into the handle's hole after baking it. If you decide you like the hobby, it would probably be worth purchasing sturdier metal ones eventually. There's a good chance that clay could break down the pin's plastic over time, and besides, it's helpful to have a wider range of sizes than you can easily find in pinheads.


-Dental spatula. Like this one or this one here. I know don't know anything about either of those companies, but those spatulas look like they have my preferred shape to the ends. Mine probably spends more time in my hands than any other tool, because it's good at both cutting and smoothing. There are other tools out there that are probably better at each, but I like the versatility. Not having to stop and a find a different tool is nice.


-An oven thermometer (noticing a trend with these? lol).


-Some sort of roller/rod for making flat sheets and mixing/conditioning clay. The upgrade to this would be a pasta machine, but they're more expensive. And unless you're rolling out a lot of clay, they can take longer to clean than simply making the sheet with a low-tech roller would.

-If you start making larger objects, you'll want to look into making armatures. Wire and foil are the main supplies you would need for that. Which wire will depend on your project, though.


Looking around for free potential tools is a good idea. Along with purchased tools, my kit contains all kinds of random junk...bits of wire, toothpicks (some with ends trimmed to certain shapes), a broken paint brush handle, something intended to do something to nail cuticles, etc. I might not use them often, but if they're free, why not?


It's hard to say what is useless, because most tools are useful if you're making just the right things. I rarely use my clay extruder or mini cookie cutters, for example, but some people seem to get a lot of use out of theirs. Very little is absolutely necessary, though, even when it is helpful. My first tools were just a toothpick and an old beat up paring knife, and those (plus a ball stylus or my rounded-off broken paintbrush handle) would still be sufficient for just about anything I could want to sculpt. You can spend a ton of money on this hobby, but there's very little you must buy. Everything else is just "Ooooo, that would make this project so much easier!" And you'll know when that happens.

u/BabblingBunny · 3 pointsr/piercing

This may help. I copied and pasted a comment I made a while ago.

I read a trick on here the I'm going to use when I get my front facing CBB- they took the cotton part off of one of those qtips with the plastic tube and applied a tiny bit of Mounting Putty to the end and stuck the threaded end to it. Then you line it up and spin the tube in your fingers to tighten. You'll have to hand tighten, but it gets it started.

Instead of a qtip, I'm just going to use the back of one of these. I already use these to clean around my paired nostril ends and the back end with no fiber will work for the mounting putty. :)

Alas, I'll be waiting a few months for my front facing CBB. I hope the method works for me. I just thought I'd share.

Edit- is your ring titanium or gold? It kind of looks rose gold, so I'm wondering if it's anodized titanium or rose gold or some other color entirely. :)

u/awghost5 · 3 pointsr/vaporents

I just got one of the Chinese SJK infrared/induction heater. I'm not remotely mechanically inclined so I don't trust myself to build my own. At least, not without adult supervision... I was considering getting one from Pipes or other folks on FC, but they were all out of my budget.

It's been a game changer for me. I don't have to spin the dynavap for the bowl to heat evenly and I don't run the risk of setting my house on fire if I want to use my vape in bed. Also I find it... Fun to use? (Is that weird? It's probably weird.)

I don't know what other folks' experience has been. I can only speak for myself.

Anyway... Do with that info what you will.

u/chung2k6 · 3 pointsr/Dentistry

I want to add that you're probably only going to the dentist when you're in pain. The type of appointment you're getting is called "limited oral exam" where the dentist is only going to set aside enough time to look at what your main concern is and if time permits (his time, not your time), he will try to take care of it.

During a limited oral exam, he isn't being paid to look at the rest of your mouth and give you detailed explanation of your problem and come up with a treatment plan. You need to schedule a "comprehensive oral exam with full mouth xray" for him to speak to you about your other problems.

If you only make $1200 a month, you should qualify for state sponsored insurance where you would get basic dental work for free or next to nothing. In California, it's called Denti-Cal; in Massachusetts, it's called MassHealth, in Washington, it's called Apple Health.

You would probably have to go to a Community Health Clinic, wait a long time in between appointments, have dentists who are always rushing about trying to help as many patients as they can - but they can really help you establish pathway to good oral health.

It's not too late to start.

Here's a link to disclosing solution mentioned by jdw0665 that will help you brush your teeth better:

u/BlackICE444 · 3 pointsr/Dynavap

Dental Power Dental Lab Infrared Electronic Sensor Induction Carving Knife Wax Heater

u/betastagevirus · 2 pointsr/Dynavap

yeah and if you read the most recent reviews its dynavap users and one of them talks about the adapter piece

u/GreatGrandaddyPurp · 2 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

Oral syringes work great for filling carts in my experience. I can't imagine the terpenes would be able to melt anything when they're that diluted, though. Was the wax mixture hot?


u/mgnwfy · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

Awesome news. So yea it might just be your querk that you alone will have to overcome or come to terms with it.

I would start small, since reward charts aren't working. Maybe buy something that you can only use/wear if you brush your teeth for example. So you've purchased it but you have to earn it back? Or getting those tablets that stain your teeth to get you back into the proper brushing?

u/otakufanjh · 2 pointsr/vaporents
u/dougkai · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Obviously, visiting a dentist with some experience diagnosing and treating TMD and facial pain would be the best thing to do. It may not need to be a specialist, but it is hard to figure out who has the expertise. If you call and ask whether they can treat jaw pain, I bet every single general dentist you call would recommend you come in. And most could probably help you, FWIW. The exercises and advice linked on are good.

For acute jaw pain, if I believe it to be muscle pain rather than joint pain (yours sounds more like muscle), I will sometimes make an appliance called a QuickSplint. For most jaw muscle spasm issues, it usually provides relief and can help me figure out the underlying cause. It looks like you can just order a kit on Amazon. If wearing it helps, great. If it causes pain in your joint, discontinue.

u/ComputerSavvy · 2 pointsr/pics

Those are for sale on Amazon.

They even come in green if you want.

u/bgsdaddy1 · 2 pointsr/SluttyConfessions

Then get a mouth open gag. He can then put whatever he wants in there and it’s difficult for you to talk. If you’ve seen that new game where they have the mouth wide open gag they have to wear you’ll know what I’m talking about. You can buy a good one from a shop or the cheap plastic ones and make your own. Warning! If you tend to clamp down your jaw or grit your teeth during orgasm or other time DO NOT use the cheap plastic ones as they will break and you will get injured in your mouth.
Quick search returned this one on amazon.
Many other types available
Play safe

u/jnthnrvs · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

To be fair, it’s only shorter by .4mm, which is 10% less than Cherry, etc. I would not have expected that to be noticeable, but if I’m right, my fingers are noticing.

If you decide to remove the lube from the leaves inside the switch, you might try these.

I hope you decide to pick up some Cherry housings for them, because i think you’ll like them.

Keep playing, and let me know if you come up with anything good!

u/Shiphty_phil · 1 pointr/askscience

My guess would be bio films. One of the best things about tap water is the chlorine which suppresses bacterial growth. When you filter water you strip out the chlorine which kept your water pure. Small bits of organic material can get into your water after(or even during) filtration and feed the growth of these organisms.

This is a good primer on bio-films.

You can check for the presence of biofilms with (these)[], you may remember them from when you were learning to brush your teeth. Grind a few up in some water and swirl around your water bottle to see whats hanging around.

About me: I work on consumer products (irons, coffee makers, etc) and biofilms can become a big problem clogging up valves and tubes. Remember to change and clean your filtration systems often. This can help prevent the buildup of these bacterial colonies.

u/Kraphtuos968 · 1 pointr/Dynavap

I saw someone post about using this induction heater for wax sculpting tools. I have no idea if it would be powerful enough, but I would really like to know.

u/FattyCorpuscle · 1 pointr/pics
u/yfloss · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Using floss once a day is great. If you want to do both, that's great as well. Glad you're so concerned, most young people aren't. Remember, the brackets on your teeth will collect plaque around them. if not cleaned properly, when they take the braces off, a weakened area in the form of the brackets outline will be left on your teeth. So I would also recommend proxy brushes to basically clean around the brackets. Scrub the plaque off. Superfloss by Oral B is also a great product for braces. Here are Amazon links

GUM Proxabrush Go-Betweens Interdental Brushes, Wide, 10 Count

Oral-B Super Floss Mint Dental Floss Pre-Cut Strands 50 ea (Pack of 6)

u/margyrakis · 1 pointr/Dentistry

I recently had an abscess on my gum. I went to the dentist for it, and he told me to do a salt water rise and gave me a little plastic syringe with a curved tip to use. They might sell something like it at a drugstore, but I'm not sure. I've been doing the rinse 4 times a day (filling the syringe 3 times each session) and concentrating the solution on the affected area. My gums look significantly better with the abscess gone, but the area is still a little red.

However, I'm sure that a dental abscess is different than one affecting solely the gums, so I don't know if the salt water rinse will work as well. Certainly though, I doubt it'll hurt while you're finding an insurance solution.

Here's a link to the type of syringe I was given. 8 Pack Disposable 12cc Dental Syringe Dental Irrigation Syringe with Curved Tip, Tonsil Stone Squirt Mouthwash Cleaner(with Measurement)

u/Armri · 1 pointr/ecr_eu

> both are the same thing: Dental wads

Amazon has them for cheap ;)

u/Mikey_Mayhem · 1 pointr/AskMen

> My office sells a pack of three syringes for $58

I bought my second round of bleaching gel from Amazon. It was the same brand as I got from the dentist at half the price.

u/disneybitch · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/DayLawfulness · 1 pointr/Shitstatistssay

I also recommend practicing how to suture when it comes to first aid. Whether you’re backpacking for days/weeks/months or just having that feeling that shit is going to hit the fan (weather or political), it’s a good skill to know.

I’ve used a kit like this before during school.

u/EatingPattern · 1 pointr/Dynavap

Howdy! I’ve made two IH’s. A desk unit and a portable unit that uses 18650’s. While I like both of them, I still prefer using my $49 SJK IH. It’s the most user friendly being completely hands and button free, and it give me the best vape control out of all my IH’s. If you’re looking for budget, it doesn’t get much cheaper.

Dental Power Dental Lab Infrared Electronic Sensor Induction Carving Knife Wax Heater

DDaves mod for it is a wonderful quality of life mod if you find this IH suits your needs.

u/tmmThrowaway · 1 pointr/Teachers

Any will work! Right now I'm using a Lamy Safari pen. You can buy green ink cartridges or you can get converters to refill with any ink you'd wish. Lamy sells their own green ink but there are plenty of other options on amazon.

ALTERNATIVELY: I find that the converters don't hold enough ink, so once I've used up the default cartridge that comes with the pen, I wash it out and refill ink myself with a narrow-nosed syringe. Any kind will work as long as the tip is smaller than the opening of the ink cartridge opening, though you may spill some ink on your hands. I use this because no pokey-bleedy.

just remembered UK... so:
Lamy safari - amazon UK
green ink cartridges
Green ink (Waterman, not Lamy, works fine)

Happy hunting!

u/Alyrian00 · 1 pointr/vaporents

One of these: they work well it does 5 clicks or so before it goes into some sleep mode and u just gonna remove the vapcap out of the center and put it back in and usually it clicks about a second after. It is because it is made for some dental tool but it works very well. I got mine cheaper when I bought mine.

u/Jynxbunni · 1 pointr/BDSMcommunity

Theyre dental equipment, so there's not really any "good" or "bad" ones out there. They're all pretty much the same. Just know that often, like in this listing, the whitehead is shown upsidedown.

ODM 4.5" Whitehead Dental Surgical Mouth Immobilizer Gag Stainless Steel

u/DesignGoggles · 1 pointr/lawncare

How about...

60ml = 2oz

Or maybe this one with a tube:

You could have three or so and when you're done clean them. One for the chemical, surfactant, and marker. (Though the latter two I just glub glub into my mix. 😊)

u/SpaceWhale88 · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Show your hygienist how you are brushing and flossing and ask for any tips. There is a genetic marker that can indicate increased risk for periodontal disease. However, this does NOT mean that just because your relative had gum disease that you have to. The number 1 thing you can do is make sure you properly remove all the plaque biofilm.

Try these. They color all the plaque so you can see where you missed.

u/forgotmyredditagain · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Clorox lol what? I was born in 3rd world country I have lived in USA since right before the accident... the trays were molded by my dentist although I'm fairly certain this is the exact product he used.

this is the gel I am using which is the same brand my dentist sold me but he originally gave me the 22%. I bought it online because it's 1/3 the price that way.

u/mperez4855 · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

I thought the same thing but started noticing the needles and stuff are individually packaged and’s one I was looking at.