A 92-year-old member asked:
what is best toothpaste to minimize decay and plaque in someone with limited ability to grip toothbrush? would any rinses help? still motivated at 92
8 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 49 years experience
Prevident Rx : Prevident prescription strength Fluoride toothpaste applied by a braun or sonicare powered toothbrush.
Dentistry 39 years experience
Fantastic: My older patients do not stay motivated so i think your motivation is fantastic. Try to find gel kam by colgate. Great stuff and my patients that use it who cannot afford to loose another tooth never get decay. Brush with it for 5 min at night, swish what is in your mouth for 1min, spit don't rinse & go to bed. Try an electric brush/velcro a brush to a glove. Stay motivated and plan your100 b-day.
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Rx fluoride strenght: Have your dentist give you a presciption for an extra strenght Fluoride toothpaste. I like prevident 5000. An over the counter Fluoride rinse will also be helpful. Keep up the good work!
Dentistry 37 years experience
Fluoride toothpaste: It would advisable to use an electric toothbrush in patients who have difficulty using a manual toothbrush.
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Fluoride: Any tooth paste that has Fluoride is good for decay.Make sure it approved by ada.
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Toothpaste: This is a question for your Dentist.
Last updated May 30, 2015
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