2Piksters Interdental Brushes

Piksters Interdental Brushes

2Piksters Interdental Brushes
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33 reviews

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33 reviews
tracey s.
tracey s.Perth, WA
 

Quality is definitely substandard

they used to be great... now... rubbish... I use the pink ones and since the plastic has changed to the bright pink colour they break almost immediately. the brush spins around and then breaks and I have gotten them stuck a few times in the gaps in my teeth...
Ben Molyneux BDS
Ben Molyneux BDS
 

Must buy

hey, amazed to see negative reviews. I've been a dentist for 25 years and this is a revolutionary and brilliant product. I have been looking for something to allow my patients to clean interdentally with efficiency and this is the best I have found. I use it myself every day Show details
manoftaijiquan
manoftaijiquan8 posts
 

Low quality

As many have stated, the quality of these has gone downhill.
I really only noticed this last year (2023) after using them for a few years before that.
I used to get up to a few weeks out of each brush, now they break or start to deteriorate almost immediately.
It's possibly a production glitch or change of manufacturer, but I have a suspicion that it's deliberate - lower their costs while introducing built-in obsolescence, so people use more.

They are effective though, so I'll look for another brand. Show details

Andrew M
Andrew MGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC32 posts
 

Bought a packet of 10 blue and I've used 5 so far and all the wires spin and break on first use

Bought a pack of 10 blue and they are defective as I have only used one of the green from a packet I bought of 35. Don't want to go back to tepe but might have to with the cost of using these once. Manufactured in three continents they claim! Africa, Asia and South America is my guess. Show details
Andrew M
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Called them and they don't give a damn.

Maribel G.
Maribel G.
 

Piksters Interdental Brushes

I have been using piksters for many years however the head have been breaking off even though the pack states Stronger Stiffer Wire.
This morning the head broke off and I accidentally swallowed it, I am concerned and not happy. Show details
notafan
notafan
 

Poor products

Poor. I was keen to have bamboo products but having tried several products in this range I will not buy again. Wire twists within seconds making it impossible to angle it correctly. Very frustrating to use and poor value. Show details
Lizzy A.
Lizzy A.Sydney, NSW4 posts
 

Brush head very soon always broke off in teeth

At first they’re very satisfying however within a few teeth’s use brush head always breaks off and gets dangerously wedged in teeth!such a shame they’re so flimsy Be very Careful not to breathe it in whilst removing Show details
anon
anonVictoria38 posts
 

swallowed nearly half not sure

these are awful they are weak they have cleaned my last upper molars but this time i nearly swallowed it they are unsafe, cheap and wont be using it again i have informed my dentist who recommended it. brush nearly swallowed broke in my mouth.
Dawn
DawnSouth East Queensland, QLD
 

Change in product

I recently ran out of the “old “ dental floss sticks, these new ones are inferior in quality size and strength, they don’t do the job of the older version they are not “stronger & stiffer” and I won’t be buying them again after being a loyal customer for many many years as they were suggested by my dentist. I can’t see the dentists continuing to recommend these new dental floss stocks
Tolemac
TolemacFar North Queensland, QLD12 posts
 
Karen S.
Karen S.8 posts
 

Do not use. It is a faulty product

I used this product for the first time 6 months ago thinking it might be a great alternative to regular floss. During my first use the wire head fell apart in between to molars and unbeknown to me I had a piece of wire lodged in my gum. After 4 visits to the dentist and 6 months later the wire finally dislodge on its own and fell out.
I was in a lot of pain for months and after a follow up inspection by a different dentist no permanent damage was detected.
I was lucky but other may not be.
Lee M
Lee M
 

Poor product

I tried these on the advice of my dentist. The result? I now have a very painful infected abscess on my gum requiring expensive dental intervention and I am having to take two strong types of antibiotics. When I mentioned this to another woman she said that she had the same condition after also using Piksters and showed me the abscess in her mouth! She is now quite unwell because of her infected gum. You maybe could argue against one person having this result, but two? Show details
Manwithinternet
ManwithinternetMelbourne18 posts
 

Over priced and underwhelming quality

Have used several iterations of these picks and have seen the quality deteriorate over the years. The brushes break off too easily as they keep changing the materials used to make the product. I've since used flossing picks which are a lot cheaper and last much longer!
Carolina
CarolinaIllawarra, NSW2 posts
 

Brush broke and stuck in back molar!!!

I bought these about 1wk ago and to my dispear the brush broke and it now wedged I between my molars. I have to get it out by a dentist as I'm unable to even feel it. I'll be going back to chemist warehouse for a refund and will hit up pikster if I am out of pocket! This should not be on the market if its a potential hazard. Very disappointed to say the least  Show details
idashan
idashanVictoria40 posts
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Questions & Answers

Gerard S.
Gerard S.

Same here - swallowed the wire and bristle head. Lost all confidence in Piksters now. Still alive but worried after 4 days…drs say watch and wait. Stronger wire needed.
Too dangerous to recommend and my dentist needs to know!

Jennie
Jennie

I've recently started using piksters which I found easier to use than floss. Last week though I developed a painful and swollen gum near one of my teeth. The swelling is warm to the touch and visible from the outside of my face . Has anyone experienced anything like this before as a result of using piksters? It may only be coincidental and getting it checked out by my dentist tomorrow. Thanks!

Karen S.
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Tolemac
Tolemac  
anon
anon  

i think the dental association needs to be contacted which i will do

David
David

Yes, I too have used for a few years with the occasional break, but have now just swallowed the metal tip.
If it doesn't reappear in the loo I will have to go to the doctor.

anon
anon  

how did you go im afraid i may of done the same not sure i did managed to take something out.

David
David  

No problem. Apart from worrying about it, but absolutely no sign of it ever again, so I assume it has passed on.

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