i am currently reviewing our first aid kits (car/home /bushie) and saw on Paul Kirby's blog that he included a temporary tooth filler in his FAK.
This seemed like a good idea so I phoned my dentist and asked if they recommended one.
They just said 'get a generic one from Boots'. I may get a better response when I ask in person at my next appointment in August.
On Boots site they seem to have just one - 'Dentek Temporary Filling Material Repair Kit' at about £7. It is £4.87 on Amazon (inc delivery).
Problem is - as is so often on Amazon - there is a complete range of ratings from 5* to 1*, both on this item and on other similar products.
Two of the three low (1*) ratings for Dentek may be for uses that it is not designed for (holding a bridge in place or fixing a crown - although one 5* user says she uses it to fix a loose Crown). The third 1* rating is specifically disagreed with by another - 5* - posting.
So I will be very interested if anyone comes up with a reasoned justification for any particular product. And just to be clear - I have no connection with any of them.
I have no knowledge of coverage in first aid courses.
Last edited by Elines; 26-07-2011 at 15:57.
One day I might grow up - but I hope not
Say 'yes' unless there's a good reason to the contrary