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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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Does a sonicare toothbrush work better than a manual toothbrush?

Does a sonicare toothbrush work better than a manual toothbrush?

Yes: clinical studies show a dramatic improvement in overall oral health. We highly recommend using either sonicare or oral-B ...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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Is electric toothbrush better than manual for removing plaque?

Is electric toothbrush better than manual for removing plaque?

Easier: It definately makes it easier to remove the plaque. The mouth feel after using one is actually encouraging enough to make you want to brush mor consistently. ...Read more

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Can an electric tooth brush do a better job of cleaning?

Can an electric tooth brush do a better job of cleaning?

Usually but : You can do an equally good job with a regular tooth brush. I find for my patients, and myself as well, it does work better. Don't forget to floss as well. ...Read more

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Does the power tip with the oral b electric toothbrush really work?

Does the power tip with the oral b electric toothbrush really work?

It does: The key with any toothbrush is consistency. Make sure you use it regularly and diligently around the areas where it's indicated. It'll never replace flossing though. ...Read more

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Are electric toothbrush and waterpik good for teeth?

Are electric toothbrush and waterpik good for teeth?

Can be helpful: Those devices can be very helpful in removing food and debris from your teeth. The most important thing to remove is plaque and bacteria. To completely do this, flossing is a must. It is the only thing that will get between the teeth and gums where the bacteria congregates. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Dds/dmd: side-to-side (pockets better addressed) brushing in a gentle manner using a soft toothbrush is better than up and down brushing?

Dds/dmd: side-to-side (pockets better addressed) brushing in a gentle manner using a soft toothbrush is better than up and down brushing?

Not true: Using a back & forth motion with a soft brush is fine for the chewing surfaces. On the sides of the teeth it is better to use a circular motion at the gum line for proper cleaning & to prevent wearing notches in the teeth. ...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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I use a soft manual brush with soft stroke, use niteguard, floss. What situation is grafting not an option when there is significant gum recession?

I use a soft manual brush with soft stroke, use niteguard, floss. What situation is grafting not an option when there is significant gum recession?

Gum grafting: I am not exactly sure of your question. If you have sufficient attached gingiva, no muscle pulls, no sensitivity, good bone support, no esthetic concerns and a healthy periodontal condition, you don't necessarily require gum grafting. Your own dentist, whom i hope you trust, can answer your question best as he\she can actually see you and your x-rays. If necessary, get a referral to a periodontist. ...Read more

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How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read more

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Sonicare toothbrush as good as other electric ones?

Sonicare toothbrush as good as other electric ones?

Sonicare is Great: I generally recommend the sonicare to all my patients, and I use one myself. ...Read more

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Dental hygienist said the high end Sonicare electric brush, when used properly, will add to gum recession all the time vs. circular motion Oral B.(?)

Corporate hype: This situation is likely a comment made from a sales rep visiting a dental office. The game here is...Sales rep from company "A" buys the hygenist's lunch and teaches them how to put down company "B." This unfortunately is the corporation trying to market products through professionals. I am often disappointed that there is rarely science to base any of these claims. ...Read more

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Can using a soft toothbrush help to reverse receding gums?

Can using a soft toothbrush help to reverse receding gums?

Usually not: One thing to realize--if your gum is receding, what that really means is the supporting bone that was once there holding your gum up is going away. And that process can't be reversed by a toothbrush. Please see your dentist. There may be some corrective options available. ...Read more

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Which is better for dental care: the philips sonicare or the oral-b professional care tooth brush?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Which is better for dental care: the philips sonicare or the oral-b professional care tooth brush?

No difference: Both brands are the market leaders and both have been around for more than 30 years and FDA approved. ...Read more

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