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Braun Water Pick
Can my husband and I share a water pick? Do they come with separate heads? Or should we both have separate units?
Brush twice a day use a water pick and regularly use fluoride rinse. I hate my teeth! could i get white spots?
Need dentist help: I'm very sorry to hear that you hate your teeth. This may be an excellent time to get together with a dentist who performs cosmetic dentistry. Since you already have a good habit of home care (i want to see you floss, too, though), you may be an excellent candidate to receive a life-changing cosmetic dentistry. Please see a dentist, and i'd love to hear that you love your teeth someday! ...Read more
At the dentist they used a water pick to clean my teeth and water was spraying over my nose occasionally. Can you get Naegleria Fowleri from this?
Finished having teeth scaled.I do have pockets4 5 6 7 8s.Is it best to brush before waterpik or water pik first?Any other sugestions to lower numbers
I am using a WaterPik water flosser with water and mouth wash instead of flossing string is this OK? the string never worked for me..
Standard dental: floss is generally considered the most effective tool for cleaning the tight spaces between the teeth. The WaterPik can help remove food particles but it really isn't as good as brushing and flossing. If plain dental floss gets stuck, used waxed. Try a floss pic/holder or special brushes, picks or sticks designed to clean between the teeth. BUT, the WaterPik is better than nothing. Good wishes:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been using a waterpik unit that i discovered has a pink mold (serratia marcescens?) in the tubing , concerned that i may get a blood infection from using this "infected water" around my gums.
Throw it out!: It is very hard to be sure the tubing is cleaned out properly. Best to discard the unit and buy a new one. You could try to contact the company to see if you can easily purchase and install new tubing. An excellent water pik is under $60. I would feel more comfortable with a new unit since you do not know what else has been contaminated. Be sure to change your tips every 3-4 months! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide should only be used in dilution with water or a mouthrinse(30% hp, 70% water or rinse). Yes it can be used in the waterpik. However, limiting everyday use to 1-2 weeks then 3 daysper week therafter. The possibility of free radical formation in the saliva (which are suspected in pre-cancerous tissue changes) is greater with prolonged use of hydrogen peroxide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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