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Bamboo Toothbrush Holder
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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.
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers