A 48-year-old member asked:
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is brushing your teeth with hot water more effective than with cold water?

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Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
???: I have never heard anyone suggest that is.
Answered on Aug 18, 2015
Dr. Kevin Hanley
43 years experience Orthodontics
No: The temperature of the water should make no difference when you brush your teeth. The most important thing for brushing your teeth is proper technique. Make sure you brush all the surfaces of your teeth, getting along the gum line especially. Also, be sure to floss when you are finished brushing, as this will clean the surfaces between your teeth where your toothbrush can't reach.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Collins
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: There is no evidence to support one over the other.
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

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