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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
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
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
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
Dds/dmd: side-to-side (pockets better addressed) brushing in a gentle manner using a soft toothbrush is better than up and down brushing?
I bought 2 oral b battery operated toothbrushes. What is the proper care for a battery operated toothbrush?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Going to start using an oral-b electric tooth brush and aqua fresh triple protection toothpaste.Is that toothbrush and toothpaste okay together?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for dental care: the philips sonicare or the oral-b professional care tooth brush?
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