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What is the best electric toothbrush for braces? I'm currently on braces.

What is the best electric toothbrush for braces? I'm currently on braces.

Oral B or sonacare: Both are excellent-- just a matter of personal preference. Sonacare tends to have stronger vibrations-- some people love them (myself included), others like the oral b better. But both are great. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Any suggestions on which electric toothbrush is better?

Any suggestions on which electric toothbrush is better?

Depends: There are basically two types of electric toothbrushes. There is the ‘rotation-oscillation' type. Braun oral b seems to be the market leaders here. The other type are 'sonic' types. Phillips sonicare seems to lead the way here. As for which type is best, it is a personal preference. Both are effective at plaque removal. I personally would prefer the oscillation type. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an electric toothbrush on a 1 year old?

Is it safe to use an electric toothbrush on a 1 year old?

Not a good idea: Your child really doesn't have the eye-hand coordination to brush properly until about age 5-6. Until then you should be doing it for her. Please take her asap to a pediatric dental specialist for age-appropriate oral hygiene instructions, diet/fluoride/sugar advice, jaw and tooth development evaluation, a thorough examination, and for your child to bond w the specialist. Don't wait until age 2. ...Read more

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Could my oral b electric toothbrush be causing gum recession?

Could my oral b electric toothbrush be causing gum recession?

3 causes: 3 most common causes of gum recession are 1) gum disease, 2) malocclusion, & 3) overly aggressive brushing technique. Don't blame the toothbrush, blame the operator. Talk to your Dentist/Hygienist about your oral health and your oral hygiene program. ...Read more

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Is an electric toothbrush enough for plaque or do I need a waterpik too ?

TEnter an answer sum: The toothbrush only gets the outside surfaces. You need to clean between your teeth where most tooth decay and gum disease start a water-pik alone wont help as much. Use dental floss or a small brush that fits between your teeth commonly known as an interproximal brush. ...Read more

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I have had two root treatments done in the past. Is it ok if I use an electric toothbrush?

I have had two root treatments done in the past. Is it ok if I use an electric toothbrush?

Yes: It is safe to use an electric toothbrush after a root canal. This will not effect the root canaled teeth. It is important that you maintain a clean and healthy mouth to prevent futuer decay and additional root canals. ...Read more

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What are the effects of masturabting with an electric toothbrush?And how much masturbation with that is heathy?

What are the effects of masturabting with an electric toothbrush?And how much masturbation with that is heathy?

Seriously?: not knowing (or wanting to know) how you use the toothbrush or what brushheads you are using, I would suggest finding some other mechanism to you will find pleasurable. Maybe visit the sex shop for a new toy rather than the dentist! ...Read more

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I have recently got a electric toothbrush. I've been using it for a few days till i noticed two small brown dot on tooth that wasn't there before?

Spots: It is impossible to tell you what this spot is without seeing it. So see your dentist and get it checked. It may be stain decalcifications or it may be decay. Get checked. ...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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Should i just get a electric toothbrush or waterpik too?

Should i just get a electric toothbrush or waterpik too?

Use both: Electric toothbrush is to brush teeth on front back and the top... Where as waterpik helps to dislodhe plaque or foid in between the teeth..Would advise flossing. ...Read more

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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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What can I do if my gums bleed after I use my electric toothbrush?

What can I do if my gums bleed after I use my electric toothbrush?

Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. It may be too involved for you to manage on your own. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my gums to bleed and hurt a little from using electric toothbrush?

Is it normal for my gums to bleed and hurt a little from using electric toothbrush?

Bleeding gums: You may have gingivitis or/and periodontal disease. Plaque is a sticky bio film that can be removed with a toothbrush, calculus is a harder and attaches itself to the tooth and root surface and needs to be removed professionally by a hygienist or dentist. See you dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it bad to keep your waterpik and electric toothbrush on bathroom counter all the time?

Is it bad to keep your waterpik and electric toothbrush on bathroom counter all the time?

Keep it dry: A toothbrush will always retain some bacteria and plaque remnants however keeping it dry and well rinsed off between brushing will help protect you from cross contamination. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can replace the toothpaste with mouthwash if i'm using an electric toothbrush?

Wanted to know if i can replace the toothpaste with mouthwash if i'm using an electric toothbrush?

Yes, most likely: All otc products are formulated to be standard for the large mass. This does not mean everyone does well with them, but they are for "most people"--with no significant or particular needs. Please know that irritated gums are common when switching tooth paste. Make sure your gums are comfortable ; normal before using e-tooth brush, as it can be quite powerful on the gum if irritated. ...Read more

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I have an electric toothbrush and noticed that after using it, my gums bleed a little and hurt too. Is that normal in the beginning?

I have an electric toothbrush and noticed that after using it, my gums bleed a little and hurt too. Is  that normal in the beginning?

Can be: Initially you might be putting too much pressure on it , or your gums are very inflamed. The brush does all the work , so you must learn to put it in place and leave it-- not brush back/forth, up/down. Also, the oral B and the sonicare have built-in detectors that let you know if you are putting too much pressure on it. Oral B flashes red light, and sonicare changes speed. Be gentle. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I had a bad receding gum and got a new electric toothbrush and it healed back to normal but then a small white spot showed up on the gum. No pain?

I had a bad receding gum and got a new electric toothbrush and it healed back to normal but then a small white spot showed up on the gum. No pain?

Too much toothpaste: White spot will disappear; too much toothpaste is not good for the teeth and gums, pea size is plenty! Stay away from abrasive toothpastes, Pronamel has very low abrasively! ...Read more

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