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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Electric toothbrush: At one year of age you baby may not have her full set of teeth. Using an electric toothbrush may cause undue pain to the child and the vigorous vibrat ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, you can: Toothbrushing, whether with a manual or electric toothbrush, will not affect the integrity of the root canal therapy.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience Dentistry
Bleeding gums: You may have gingivitis or/and periodontal disease. Plaque is a sticky bio film that can be removed with a toothbrush, calculus is a harder and attach ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
White vinnegar: Excellent for cleaning dilute. 50/50 with water half hour soak. Rinse copius amounts of water.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Sonic: All dental care can work well regardless of the device if used regularly and properly. The sonic device has been proven to be a little more effective ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
User beware: Both are excellent if used properly so is old fashion tooth brushing with a soft brush.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Vendelis
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Until i started useing the electric myself i thought the manuel was as good. But it is not. The electric is much more effective.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
Can be helpful: Those devices can be very helpful in removing food and debris from your teeth. The most important thing to remove is plaque and bacteria. To completel ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Maybe : If your gums are sensitive, start with a new soft bristled manual brush and gently brush after every meal. Floss or use an oral irrigator as well. In ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Alper
20 years experience Dentistry
Sonicare is Great: I generally recommend the sonicare to all my patients, and I use one myself.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando Berguido
33 years experience Dentistry
Yes!: Definitely yes!
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
39 years experience Dentistry
Similar: I have patients that get great results with both techniqes. The most important aspect of brushing is to do it 3 times daily. If you have a dexterity ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Electric toothbrush will help for dexterity problem. Other wise, any soft bristly tooth brush will do the job. Any toothpaste with Fluoride is also ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Dancygier
24 years experience 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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
29 years experience Dentistry
Yes: You can use it before or after.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
21 years experience Dentistry
Yes and no.: It really depends on how you look at. It is possible to brush your teeth as effectively as battery powered brushes, however, brushes like the sonicar ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: That should not be a problem. Electric toothbrushes are fairly gentle. But check with your dentist first.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, when used properly.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
No: It should not.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
35 years experience Dentistry
Toothbrush : It's perfectly safe. It's actually a good idea after you've been sick and don't want the change your brush.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
It does: The key with any toothbrush is consistency. Make sure you use it regularly and diligently around the areas where it's indicated. It'll never replace f ... Read More
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A 55-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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
DO NOT USE: Clorox for brushing or flossing! clorox in any concentration is toxic and will kill the tissue it come in contact with. If you're looking for a whiten ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marielaina Perrone
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Implants can: Be cleaned using a waterpik above the gum line just like you would use around other teeth. Dental implants cannot get tooth decay but they can get sur ... Read More

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