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A 23-year-old male asked:

Had double jaw surgery 10 weeks ago brushed teeth using softer toothbrush than normal but pressed hard on teeth/gums could pressing hard move jaws bac?

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Dr. Marlon Moore
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 30 years experience
No harm with brushin: No. You couldn't move the jaws back even if you tried by brushing. In most cases the jaws are fixated with mini plates and screws.

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Last updated Feb 11, 2017

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