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Toothbrush bristle

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Usually: They tend to get softer with use. However a soft brush is stiff enough to remove plaque and stiffer brushes have no other benefit and may damage the ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
They get bent: It is always better to use a soft toothbrush with a gentle motion. Heavy force is not needed to remove plaque. A hard toothbrush has too much force ... Read More
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Dr. James Manning
42 years experience Dentistry
Agree and ...: Worn toothbrushes tend to fray & tangle at the bristle ends, thus are less effective. If it looks worn, it's time for a new soft never hard bristle t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
No: If the bristles were that color when you got the brush and it is an ada accepted brush, it's safe. If they were once white and are now pink, you cou ... Read More
A 15-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
New toothbrush: You need a new toothbrush. By the time you read this answer, the bristles will have passed into your intestines. Be careful next time.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not much to do: They will most likely harmlessly pass.
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A female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Some possibilities..: Some tooth brushes are designed to change color as they wear to indicate it's time to get a new one. Another possibility is chronic bleeding gums coul ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Toothbrush bristles: Highly unlikely, but if symptoms remain please contact your doctor.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: But not a good idea. Hopefully swallowed foreign objects will pass without incident.
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Ok to swallow: swallowed toothbrush bristle should be fairly easy to pass through, removal if you can see it and remove it, otherwise seek medical attention if it is ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Brushing baby teeth: This is a great time to start instilling dental care! You can use a soft cloth to clean baby's teeth. When using a toothbrush make sure it is infant s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Type of bristles: I have not heard or seen that with nylon brushes, but I know that it happens with pig bristles. I see no advantage to using these, by the way.
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