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A 42-year-old member asked:

can there be really no supposed time interval for brushing your teeth?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Time interval ?: The amount of time between brushing your teeth, in the morning and at night ? If you can please rephrase i will try to answer.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
It doesn't matter: It's not about how often you brush, or if you use time interval, it's about how well you brush.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How often should a person be brushing their teeth?

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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
After every meal: The recommended time to brush your teeth is after each meal..Flossing is advisable as well.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Could brushing your teeth too hard cause fatal oral diseases?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Probalbly not: Brushing your teeth too hard especially not using a soft toothbrush could cause your gums to recede. A study in 2010 found that poor oral hygiene is associated with an increased risk of other heart problems such as heart attack or stroke. “these findings contribute to the understanding of the relationship of gum disease with heart disease. Definitely brush your teeth but do not be too aggressive.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can brushing your teeth with abraisive toothpast cause damage?

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Probably : Using a strong abrasive agent can cause wearing of the dental enamel. Toothpastes in us are fda regulated and tend to have optimal abrasives.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is brushing teeth with soda ok?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Probably not: I am assuming you mean baking soda, which is an ingredient in many toothpastes. Plain baking soda can be very abrasive and can cause wearing of the dental enamel. I would not recommend brushing teeth with soda.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Brushing my teeth makes me gag in the morning and almost makes me sick. Why would this happen all of a sudden?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Roth
Dentistry 32 years experience
Gag reflex: A hyperactive gag reflex may develope after several instances may have happened previously, whether from food or another object. I would suggest going to a hypnotherapist or get a self hypnosis cdvor download.
Dr. Ronald Smith
Dentistry 40 years experience
Might be a reason to check if you are pregnant. This is a common side effect.
Nov 25, 2012
Dr. Leonard Tau
Dr. Leonard Tau commented
Specializes in Dentistry
I agree, if you are a women that would be a scenario
Dec 7, 2012

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