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Does anyone know where I can find an at-home dental tool kit that has a scaler and mirror? like this: http://dentek.com/products/view/oral-care-kit-44/

They're in every drugstore in the US, but I can't find it here.. looked in 2 Coops and some pharmacies.

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Old 19.05.2015, 12:03
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Order them from Amazon. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...l%2Caps%2C1238
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Thanks for the link!

I'd still like to hear if anyone knows where I can get it here in CH in a store?
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Thanks for the link!

I'd still like to hear if anyone knows where I can get it here in CH in a store?
I think you have two hopes for that.

This is the land of specialist trained professionals - it's only in the last 2 decades that mainstream DIY/home improvement stores have started to appear .... anything more specialised than banging a few nails into a piece of wood, then you're going to have to rely on experts.

Although, I am curious as to how you can do DIY dentistry, other than tie a piece of string to a dodgy tooth, with a heavy weight tied to the other, and drop from a height.

Having said all that, when I was in the States with limited medical cover, I did manage to syringe my ear, when I developed an acute hearing and balance problem, in one ear ...... using a two-way hand air-pump, with the tube filled with water.
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Having said all that, when I was in the States with limited medical cover, I did manage to syringe my ear, when I developed an acute hearing and balance problem, in one ear ...... using a two-way hand air-pump, with the tube filled with water.
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I have seen them in the Jahrmarkt in Baden, unfortunately there isn't another one until 4th November.
Have you tried the flea markets?
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Old 19.05.2015, 16:31
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I have seen them in the Jahrmarkt in Baden, unfortunately there isn't another one until 4th November.
Have you tried the flea markets?
If you ever come near Freiburg in Germany there is actually a guy who sells them on a market-type stall in the station there. He has surgical scalpels and other such implements stacked up high and priced low. I've never seen anybody buy one though and its not the sort of thing you'd really seek to buy in a station, unless you're maybe a surgeon on the way to an operation who suddenly realises he's left his scalpel at home. We've often speculated it could be a money laundering front, but maybe still useful for the genuine need.

I was in a flea shop in banlieu of Paris once that where there was a stunning display of used toothbrushes on one table and the other table had trays of rusty screws. They also had a collection of used telephone directories. That was all they had. The shopkeeper seemed friendly enough though, even though I didn't dare ask him how business was going.
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If you ever come near Freiburg in Germany there is actually a guy who sells them on a market-type stall in the station there. He has surgical scalpels and other such implements stacked up high and priced low. I've never seen anybody buy one though and its not the sort of thing you'd really seek to buy in a station, unless you're maybe a surgeon on the way to an operation who suddenly realises he's left his scalpel at home. We've often speculated it could be a money laundering front, but maybe still useful for the genuine need.
I've seen him (or another similar business) in Mannheim station too. Always struck me as a bit niche, but I just put it down to "Germans, eh?".
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I think you have two hopes for that.

This is the land of specialist trained professionals - it's only in the last 2 decades that mainstream DIY/home improvement stores have started to appear .... anything more specialised than banging a few nails into a piece of wood, then you're going to have to rely on experts.

Although, I am curious as to how you can do DIY dentistry, other than tie a piece of string to a dodgy tooth, with a heavy weight tied to the other, and drop from a height.

Having said all that, when I was in the States with limited medical cover, I did manage to syringe my ear, when I developed an acute hearing and balance problem, in one ear ...... using a two-way hand air-pump, with the tube filled with water.
I like to scrape the calculus from my bottom front teeth, that's all
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If you ever come near Freiburg in Germany there is actually a guy who sells them on a market-type stall in the station there. He has surgical scalpels and other such implements stacked up high and priced low. I've never seen anybody buy one though and its not the sort of thing you'd really seek to buy in a station, unless you're maybe a surgeon on the way to an operation who suddenly realises he's left his scalpel at home. We've often speculated it could be a money laundering front, but maybe still useful for the genuine need.

I was in a flea shop in banlieu of Paris once that where there was a stunning display of used toothbrushes on one table and the other table had trays of rusty screws. They also had a collection of used telephone directories. That was all they had. The shopkeeper seemed friendly enough though, even though I didn't dare ask him how business was going.
well that sounds.... terrifying

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I have seen them in the Jahrmarkt in Baden, unfortunately there isn't another one until 4th November.
Have you tried the flea markets?
nope, haven't tried flea markets.. thought it would be something straightforward to get - I should know better by now
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If you ever come near Freiburg in Germany there is actually a guy who sells them on a market-type stall in the station there. He has surgical scalpels and other such implements stacked up high and priced low. I've never seen anybody buy one though and its not the sort of thing you'd really seek to buy in a station, unless you're maybe a surgeon on the way to an operation who suddenly realises he's left his scalpel at home. We've often speculated it could be a money laundering front, but maybe still useful for the genuine need.
Could be the same guy who comes to Baden, he has almost everything you could need to perform surgery as well as nail clippers, dental tools etc.
In my former life as a podiatrist I used scalpels, so not just surgeons use them. They are also handy for crafts and diy. Mind you, you need the blades to go with them, unless they are the old fashioned fixed blade type.
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Does anyone know where I can find an at-home dental tool kit that has a scaler and mirror? like this: http://dentek.com/products/view/oral-care-kit-44/

They're in every drugstore in the US, but I can't find it here.. looked in 2 Coops and some pharmacies.

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Try your local drug store or pharmacy (Apotheke, Drogerie), chances are you can have them order them for you, or a local dental hygienist.

However, ordering online, would probably be easiest and in all likelihood also cheapest. For instance from westfalia.ch or vedia.ch
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