I went to the dentist last Friday for a "hygiene inspection". Almost as painful as a check up. My gums are "not bad" except for 1 tooth which is a bit painful. So have to keep going with the toothbrush and those little brushes on stick thingies. Anyway, the only very, very minor benefit is that I was given a bundle of mini tubes of toothpaste. These are v handy if I am away for the night. This happens approximately oohhh, once every 3 months. So this is a lifetimes supply.