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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience in Dentistry
At least: once daily and with the proper "c" shape wrap around each tooth. For those who find in difficult to maneuver their hands/finger check out www.GumChuck ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doyle Sam Spence
8 years experience in Dentistry
No: Rinsing will clean the interproxial portion of your teeth, the only way to effectvely clean this area is with dental floss.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
42 years experience in Dentistry
Keep by TV: Sounds funny but many of my good flosers do so while watching tv or at computer! then brush and wash hands at sink during advertisements.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doyle Sam Spence
8 years experience in Dentistry
Practice: Practice makes it easier to floss. You might start with floss aides, to start with, but as you advance the clean feeling you get with flossing can on ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience in Dentistry
No: Chewing trident gum can be helpful if it is sugar free as this can stimulate saliva and buffer acids in your mouth. You still need to brush and floss ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Poling
16 years experience in Pharmacology
Dental floss: Fluoride dental floss may be a better option than regular dental floss because Fluoride is able to be applied directly in between those hard to reach ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
Definitley : Mouthwash with any ingredients that reduce the stickiness of plaque, contain antimicrobials and/or Fluoride are great adjuncts for good oral hygiene. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
26 years experience in Periodontics
Yes, : Normal , healthy gums should not be bleeding during brushing and flossing, but when a specific site or sites are bleeding it is a clear sign of gum ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: If you eat after brushing and go to bed, sugars and acids begin to work on your teeth and bacteria overgrow. The who purpose of brushing is to remove ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willis Hardesty
27 years experience in Dentistry
No: However, some folks just will not floss. That being the case, i believe that a waterpick (or air floss) is better than nothing. Manual flossing remove ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Different tools: An interdental brush will clean the space between the teeth that is near the gumline, where the teeth do not touch. Floss cleans the contact point whe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience in Dentistry
Never: Brush and floss only the ones you want to keep.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
36 years experience in Dentistry
All: Brushing removes plaque from your teeth to prevent cavities and gum disease. Flossing aids in removing plaque between your teeth preventing gum diseas ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Floss first: The floss will disrupt the plaque between your teeth, allowing it to be more easily brushed away.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Gingivitis: Yes these measures will help cure gingivitis, but you must be on a healthy lifestyle, without drugs, no smoking, and be sure you are on a very healthy ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Brushing and mouth wash will prevent tooth decay. But proper brushing and flossing are very important after each meal and at bedtime. Furthermore, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: Flossing is designed to clean the areas between the teeth which are usually not visible. There are many ways to whiten the teeth: having them cleane ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience in Dentistry
Fluoride: Try not to drink soda, or eat alot of candy or cakes. Use a Fluoride toothpaste and make sure your dentist for check-ups.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
31 years experience in Dentistry
Floss/ flosspick: both are effective if used properly, though flosspicks cant always get under fixed bridgework. around temporary crowns regular floss is preferable a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
If mild, yes: If the decay is just getting started (often called a white spot lesion) then yes, it may be reversible. A good product for this is mi paste plus, whi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Neither will whitening toothpaste for that matter. All whitening toothpastes do is remove external staining by virtue of using larger abrasives in the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Helps reduce bacterial count prior to surgery.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience in Pain Management
Probably not: I am assuming you mean baking soda, which is an ingredient in many toothpastes. Plain baking soda can be very abrasive and can cause wearing of the d ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Dancygier
24 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
Hygiene: I would recommend you floss first then brush. I would rinse lastly with either a flouride rinse an all in one rinse from crest or Colgate.
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