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What is best: sonic toothbrush, rotating toothbrush, or manual brush?

What is best:  sonic toothbrush, rotating toothbrush, or manual brush?

Sonic: All dental care can work well regardless of the device if used regularly and properly. The sonic device has been proven to be a little more effective than equivalently used other devices. But it is more expensive, a little less convenient and does not travel so well. But take care of your teeth well and they will serve you well for all of your life. ...Read more

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Where can I buy an electric tooth brush & a water pic?

Where can I buy an electric tooth brush & a water pic?

Your pharmacy: You can start looking in your pharmacy, but many retailers nowadays carry these types of products, from the big box stores to the mall stores. ...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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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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Can a toothbrush with somewhat hard bristles n with eigh.four each side. rubber spikes I.e gum massagers n crisscross bristles harm enamel or gums???

Can a toothbrush with somewhat hard bristles n with eigh.four each side. rubber spikes I.e gum massagers n crisscross bristles harm enamel or gums???

Not recommended: Hard toothbrushes are not recommended by dental professionals. Users of hard bristled brushes usually omit the important areas which need brushing the most: near the margins of the gingiva and dental papilla. This omission is because the hard brush hurts the soft tissue when the toothbrush touches the area. The soft brushes reduce trauma to the gingiva and promote good dental health. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can use a spinbrush proclean soft bristle brush head to brush my teeth with braces?

Wanted to know if i can use a spinbrush proclean soft bristle brush head to brush my teeth with braces?

Yes: You should be able to use an electric tooth brush with your braces on. Make sure the brush head is small enough to reach all the hard-to-reach area: between teeth, above ; below the brackets, and the back side of teeth. Brush as well as you can, then have your dentist/hygienist check how well you cleaned teeth. Ask if there are any spots you missed, so you can improve technique. ...Read more

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Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

New toothbrush: You need a new toothbrush. By the time you read this answer, the bristles will have passed into your intestines. Be careful next time. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from? ;nail scissors ;Toilet ;Teeth brush ;Underwear

Can you get hiv from?
;nail scissors
;Toilet
;Teeth brush
;Underwear

No to all: During the bad years when there was no treatment, not a single household contact became infected except by sex or needle sharing. Stop worrying -- it's as uninformed as worrying about getting a woman pregnant by sharing a swimming pool. I am sorry anyone troubled you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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10yr old w/ spd its fight to brush teeth, any unflavored toothpaste, & extra soft brush? It is a sensory problem , he gags from taste of toothpaste.

10yr old w/ spd its fight to brush teeth, any unflavored toothpaste, & extra soft brush? It is a sensory problem , he gags from taste of toothpaste.

Toothfighting: You can brush without toothpaste and it will clean your teeth. There is a topical spray you can get that will help the gag reflex but I would try without toothpaste frsti ...Read more

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I brush relatively regularly, use mouth wash but grind a lot.I wear braces. recently back teeth ache when brushed &when clenching jaw.1 looks cracked?

I brush relatively regularly, use mouth wash but grind a lot.I wear braces. recently back teeth ache when brushed &when clenching jaw.1 looks cracked?

Normal ,but: its normal to have teeth ache during braces treatment ,as they move from pressure by the braces , but if you think you cracked a tooth ,you need to see your dentist ASAP as that might lead to complications . ...Read more

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Is a waterpik or electric toothbrush better?

Is a waterpik or electric toothbrush better?

Thanks for asking!: I prefer the electric vibrating tooth brush over the waterpic. Whatever does the best job in your hands of mechanically removing the plaque around your teeth. Try getting a chewable disclosing tablet from your dentist and you can compare which does the best job removing the plaque. ...Read more

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Could someone accidentally swallow a "boil & fit" teeth grinding mouth guard?

Could someone accidentally swallow a "boil & fit" teeth grinding mouth guard?

I doubt it: If you are talking about the ones that cover your entire upper arch, then that's pretty impossible. However, there are some versions out there that are very small and only cover a few teeth. That, while remote, could be a possibility...But still pretty uncommon. ...Read more

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I don't vigorously brush my teeth.. Just as gently as possible..With a medium bristled brush..am I harming my gums n enamel?shud I throw my new brush?

I don't vigorously brush my teeth.. Just as gently as possible..With a medium bristled brush..am I harming my gums n enamel?shud I throw my new brush?

Soft or electric: electric tooth brushes are ideal as you can "brush" as hard as you want, without causing damage to your teeth or gums. However if you choose a manual toothbrush a soft bristled brush is recommended. I usually recommend to my patients to get the Oral B or Sonicare and a Waterflosser or Waterpik if they don't like to floss. ...Read more

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Could i brush my teeth using scotch brite?

Could i brush my teeth using scotch brite?

Not advised: Damage to the hard and soft tissues of your mouth and face can be expected. Analogy would be using sandpaper to clean your skin. ...Read more

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Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Definitly: Virus is air borne and parasites are water and food borne.Any open area that is shared with many people can be a source of contracting both.Be careful when you travel to asia -africa -south america and any unsanitary looking venues. ...Read more

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Can a dental ultrasonic scaler hurt?

Can a dental ultrasonic scaler hurt?

Ultrasonic scalers: Most of my patients find ultrasonic scaling slightly uncomfortable and then only for some of their teeth. Some patients use nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia (sweet air) and with it are quite comfortable. A few request or require local anesthesia. ...Read more

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I find the recommended Sonicare toothbrush difficult to brush gently around my lower canines. Should I use an Oral-B circular brush in those spots?

I find the recommended Sonicare toothbrush difficult to brush gently around my lower canines. Should I use an Oral-B circular brush in those spots?

Instructions: Before you invest in another device, take the Sonicare toothbrush in with you to your dentist/hygienist for utilization suggestions. If you already own an Oral-B, by all means use it as needed. ...Read more

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Could someone get a manmade enamel layer put onto their teeth?

Could someone get a manmade enamel layer put onto their teeth?

Porcelain: If you are asking about a dental veneer, yes. It is make out of porcelain, not actual enamel, and it usually covers the buccal and incisal or occlusal) surfaces of your teeth. ...Read more

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