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Soft Tooth Brush (Overview)

Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. You should brush your teeth gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush after every meal.


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Does any dentist recommend a soft tooth brush?

Does any dentist recommend a soft tooth brush?

Of course: Think of your teeth as the surface of a fine sports car. You wouldn't scrub that with an abrasive hard brush would you? Or your fine china with something abrasive? The action of the tooth brush against the "sticky" plaque is the most important. Take your time. Make sure you brush each tooth long enough to remove the plaque. A soft tooth brush is definitely better than a medium or hard one. ...Read more

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Soft Tooth Brush (Overview)

Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. You should brush your teeth gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush after every meal.


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Can chewing trident gum replace brushing your teeth?

Can chewing trident gum replace brushing your teeth?

No: Chewing trident gum can be helpful if it is sugar free as this can stimulate saliva and buffer acids in your mouth. You still need to brush and floss your teeth to remove the plaque that can cause cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See your dentist as soon as possible
Once
Have the tooth removed
Once
Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Any adult brush: I am not aware of any tooth brush that has been designed specifically for wisdom teeth. The technique and way you brush your teeth is more important than the design of the brush. Any adult brush was mentioned only to allow adequate length for the brush to reach the wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease and back tooth decay?

Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease and back tooth decay?

Toothbrush: Proper brushing and flossing technique will lessen periodontal disease. Have your dental hygienist demonstrate the proper technique. Soft brush is ideal. ...Read more

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Managing your baby's bottle tooth decay (Checklist)

Brush gently on baby teeth
daily
Only place formula, milk, or breast milk in bottles
daily
Try not to share saliva with baby through spoons or licking pacifiers
daily
Dont dip pacifier in honey or sugar
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How to floss the back teeth(near wisdom teeth)with a dental pick floss?

How to floss the back teeth(near wisdom teeth)with a dental pick floss?

Flossing: It is important to floss the back teeth. A dental pick does not get back there easily and completely. This is a difficult area for many people to get to. Work with a dental hygienist. They are very knowledgeable in techniques and tools that would work for you. The hands on instruction with your hygienist would help you perfect your flossing. ...Read more

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Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Brushing "Wisdom": First week, avoid adjacent molars to surgical sites. If you have an ultrasonic toothbrush, then as you approach the last molars shut it off. Gentle rinsing and gentle brushing for a week. Then resume as normal and expect some tenderness. ...Read more

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Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease or increase tooth decay?

Soft cleans better!: Soft toothbrush bristles bend easier and are able to get into the nooks and crannies on and between the tooth and gum. The key is angulating the toothbrush correctly, about 45 degrees to the gum line and move the brush gently to dislodge and food or bacteria in the area. You'll need other tools to clean inbetween teeth. Even if you have root exposed, soft bristles will not damage the root surface. ...Read more

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Black tooth under temp crown, is it tooth decay?

It All Depends: All other answers are valid. However, I'd like to add that if the temp crown was recently placed while you're waiting for a permanent crown, the black coloration can be from bacteria getting through the temp crown. It's a result of not having a good seal with the temp crown and usually not a cavity. You commonly see this if the temp crown has been in place for some time where the seal is bad. ...Read more

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Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Probably not: Recession of gingival tissues in the eye teeth area is most commonly found with agressive tooth brushing habit and/or using a too hard bristled toothbrush. Only if the retainer impinges upon these soft tissues could it be blamed for the recession. ...Read more

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Best toothpaste if receding gums and enamel?

Best toothpaste if receding gums and enamel?

ADA Seal: There are many good toothpastes on the market (have ada seal). None are meant specifically for gum recession, but there are many that can help reduce the hot and cold, sweet and sour sensitivity associated with recession. Also extremely important not to use a very abrasive toothpaste or hard/medium toothbrush--use only a soft tooth brush. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a super soft tooth brush for sensitive teeth?

ORAL-B: Oral b tooth brushes have a number of soft brushes to choose from. Use sensydyne tooth paste. ...Read more

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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...Read more

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Will brushing everyday and using good mouthwash prevent tooth decay?

Will brushing everyday and using good mouthwash prevent  tooth decay?

Yes: Brushing and mouth wash will prevent tooth decay. But proper brushing and flossing are very important after each meal and at bedtime. Furthermore, having a dental cleaning every 6 months will also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

No, it does not: The instruments are not designed to cut enamel, but rather to remove hardened deposits. ...Read more

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Which is better, floss before brush or brush before floss?

Which is better, floss before brush or brush before floss?

Floss first: The floss will disrupt the plaque between your teeth, allowing it to be more easily brushed away. ...Read more

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I know tongue thrusting against teeth causes tooth movement, will tongue thrusting against the gum just behind incisors cause tooth/ bone movement?

I know tongue thrusting against teeth causes tooth movement, will tongue thrusting against the gum just behind incisors cause tooth/ bone movement?

In over 40 years: I have never seen or heard of this happening, nor read of any scientific reports or findings. Tooth movement? yes. Bone movement/reformation? extremely rare if at all from tongue thrusting. ...Read more

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Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Laser whitening: If performed by a trained dentist or dental technician, laser teeth whitening should not damage your teeth and gums. Teeth will most likely be sensitive after the treatment to hot/cold food/beverage. It is very expensive as a cosmetic procedure. If done properly, gums should not be damaged/irritated. ...Read more

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Is it ok to chew gum, eat breath mints, or use mouthwash after wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it ok to chew gum, eat breath mints, or use mouthwash after wisdom teeth extraction?

Would not: Follow your post-op instructions. I would assume that the dentist/oral surgeon recommended soft foods and no drinks through a straw. Chewing gum and breath mints are probably not a real good idea. ...Read more

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Where can I buy a battery soft tooth brush from?

Where can I buy a battery soft tooth brush from?

Phillips Sonicare: I would highly recommend phillips sonicare electric toothbrush. I think you can get them at wal-mart, target, or online. Some dentists sell them in their office. The sonicare is more expensive than some of the others, but they are great and will last for years. ...Read more

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Best soft tooth brush on the market is which one?

Best soft tooth brush on the market is which one?

The one you use: The best toothbrush (soft or extra soft) is the one that you will use on a consistent basis to perform daily home care at least twice a day. The technology involved in manufacturing has come very far so that most all companies have a really good brush. Electric models do provide some assistance to those with poor manual dexterity and can vastly improve oral hygiene in these cases. ...Read more

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What is benefit of an extra soft tooth brush for adults?

What is benefit of an extra soft tooth brush for adults?

They clean better.: Soft toothbrushes clean better and won't damage exposed roots. The bristles of soft tooth brushes are able to bend and get into the nooks and crannies of your teeth and gums. I you have any root exposed, soft tooth brushes won't damage the root as will medium or hard brushes. ...Read more

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Does any dentist recommend a soft tooth brush?

Of course: Think of your teeth as the surface of a fine sports car. You wouldn't scrub that with an abrasive hard brush would you? Or your fine china with something abrasive? The action of the tooth brush against the "sticky" plaque is the most important. Take your time. Make sure you brush each tooth long enough to remove the plaque. A soft tooth brush is definitely better than a medium or hard one. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a super soft tooth brush for sensitive teeth?

ORAL-B: Oral b tooth brushes have a number of soft brushes to choose from. Use sensydyne tooth paste. ...Read more

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If my tooth brush fells in the basin how can I clean it to use it further?

Toothbrush: Throw it away and get a new toothbrush. Anytime your toothbrush is contaminated it should be replaced. ...Read more

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I knocked my bottom front tooth with my tooth brush while brushing and my tooth is now loose and it's painful at the bottom due to knocking gum?

Call: Call your Dentist and report symptoms. He/she may want to see you to establish base line. A loose tooth is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best place to store a tooth brush?

Could you tell me what's the best place to store a tooth brush?

On the counter: Best thing to do is to rinse your toothbrush well after you use it and to place it upright on the counter, but not next to the toilet. This is better than putting it in the cabinet where it is a warm, wet and dark place where bacteria can easily grow. Remember to change you toothbrush every 3 months. ...Read more

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my12 month kid have 8 tooth and when can I start tooth brush habit for him ?

 my12 month  kid have 8 tooth and when can I start tooth brush habit for him 
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Start brushing now: Ideally parents should start cleaning their child's teeth as soon as they erupt. Since it's already been a few months start brushing them now. Use a soft bristled infant tooth brush and either water or non-fluoridated infant tooth paste twice daily. If there is s pediatric dentist practicing near by then bring them in for a first appointment. ...Read more

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Tooth brush dish washer. Is it safe to use a tooth brush cleaned in the dishwasher?

Tooth brush dish washer. Is it safe to use a tooth brush cleaned in the dishwasher?

Nat a bad idea: Just make sure it;s thoroughly rinsed after cleaning. Best idea is to change your toothbrush if the bristles begin to fray, but no less often than every 3 months. Should also change brush if you have a cold so that you don't reinfect yourself. ...Read more

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I'm thinking of buying an electric tooth brush but I have no idea which one to get. Any recs?

I'm thinking of buying an electric tooth brush but I have no idea which one to get. Any recs?

Brush: Oral b and sonicare make a brush with the rotary motion and the sonic vibration for a more complete clean. The advantage of the sonic is it disrupts the biofilm which is the plaque and bacterial matrix that forms on the tooth and is the groundwork of all oral disease problems, (decay and gum disease) and the rotary part washes them away. It only takes 12 hrs to start reform so brush 2x/day! ...Read more

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I brushed my tounge, with a tooth brush, and i brushed it abit 2 hard. Can that make my tounge swell ? Im afraid. I don't want to die :(

I brushed my tounge, with a tooth brush, and i brushed it abit 2 hard. Can that make my tounge swell ? Im afraid. I don't want to die :(

Excuse my reality...: But every human is going to die. But i highly doubt you will die from brushing your tongue too hard. Rest that for a couple of days and don't do it so hard the next time. Some prescription meds can make the tongue swell. If your not taking any, then that's not a factor. Some allergy conditions can cause to swell too. If you can swallow and talk, your probably ok. But watch if things get worse. ...Read more

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