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Best Sonic Toothbrush
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
Bleach water: A simple and effective solution to disinfect your toothbrush would be a solution of water and bleach(10 to 1). You can simply put a capful of household bleach like clorox into a glass of water. You can't use it with any metallic surface or item due to corrosion. Let it soak for an hour. Then rinse it off. ...Read more
Ask your dentist: Some dental offices offer and carry that specific brand of toothbrushes. Ask your dentist and they might be able to get you some samples. ...Read more
No best one: There is no best toothbrush. You need to use a soft toothbrush and brush for at least 2 minutes twice a day. Most adults don't brush long enough and this can make more of a difference than the brand name of the toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can be very beneficial. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Soft toothbrush: Actually, a toothbrush cannot remineralize your teeth. Certain toothpastes can be effective. Always use a soft toothbrush so you do not remove anymore of the enamel which will increase your sensitivity. Fluoride rinses are also very helpful to rebuild your enamel and decrease sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is best toothpaste to minimize decay and plaque in someone with limited ability to grip toothbrush? Would any rinses help? Still motivated at 92
Dental: What is the best way to clean teeth after lunch time and before dinner when there is no toothbrush available (just had perio cleaning today)?
I need to buy a new electric toothbrush, which one is best for teeth and gum health, Oral B or Sonicare?
Electric toothbrush: Both of these are effective and safe. Your dentist may give you a recommendation based on you personal needs. But remember that this is only part of keeping your mouth healthy. Cleaning between your teeth with floss, soft pics, waterpic, or other devices is critical to a healthy mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just began treating my h.pylori with a 14 day regimen of 2 antibiotics and prilosec. At what point would be best to change my toothbrush head?
What's the best way to clean a baby's teeth? I've seen those tiny toothbrushes that they sell for use on infants, but i remember my mom using a washcloth on my brother; i've also seen dental wipes. Are any of these methods more effective than the others?
I : I have a whole other take on how to clean a child's teeth based on my personal experience, and i strongly recommend it. By the way doctor fowler's answer is a good one. I like the oral b braun small brush head. Here is what really works. Load your little power brush hear with a toothpaste with a flavor kids like, then insert your thumb into your child's cheek, your index finger on the outside of the lower jaw, and your middle finger under the jaw. You now have your child's head secure and no matter how they scream they can not chomp down and bite your fingers, and the more they protest the easier it is to get in and brush the teeth. With your other hand use the oral b braun to brush their teeth. Do this for two weeks every night and by that time they will just acquiesce and you job will be effortless after that. Three children later, trust me it works. Start flossing as soon as their teeth are touching dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes if used properly: Electric or vibrating toothbrushes can be very effective, but are not magic. They must be used properly in order to work. They will not clean any areas that they do not reach, so you must make sure to move them slowly and gently across all the surfaces of your teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
New tooth brush: Replace your tooth brush when it begins to look worn and frayed. This varies depending upon the individual tooth brush, how often you brush, for how long and with how much pressure. Some toothbrushes have indicators to help you determine that. Generally every one to three months or after a cold to prevent re-infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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