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Can You Use A Battery Powered Electric Toothbrush If You Have A Dental Implant
What happens if I brush my teeth twice a day with an electric toothbrush and use sensodyne is it okay to eat lots of sweet?
Is it okay if children use an electric toothbrush? Our five year old really seems to prefer to have that used on him, but i'm worried that it might be too hard on his baby teeth. Do I have anything to worry about?
Great!: Just make sure it has a small head to fit better into child's mouth. Should brush 2 full minutes by the clock with a pea-sized portion of tooth paste. Then you should check him and brush any areas he may have missed. He also needs to be flossed, a toothbrush can't get between teeth. Floss him daily. Toothbrush will not harm baby teeth, not brushing and flossing will. Go for it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any reason not to brush teeth with baking soda? I occasionally use baking soda with my electric toothbrush, and the results are impressive!
it gives a polished feel, plus a lighter color, and it's dirt cheap. Any reason not to use it?
Baking : Baking soda is found in many toothpastes. It is a base, which neutralizes the acids that the bacteria clinging to your teeth produce. It is also slightly abrasive which helps you remove some of the superficial stains. Moderate use with a soft bristle brush should not be detrimental to your teeth or surrounding tissue. Brushing excessively hard, and overusing such an abrasive, can, over time cause a wearing away of the enamel on your teeth. Also, brushing hard can cause your gums to shrink back, exposing the roots of the teeth. The root surface will wear away much faster than the enamel, which can lead to hot and cold sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 brushed the gums behind my teeth with an electric toothbrush and now there is a raised painless bump. Did I injure my gum? Will this go away? When?
Electric: I recommend electric toothbrush(sonicare). The vibrations are more effective than the battery. ...Read more
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