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Electric Toothbrush For Braces
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: Definitely yes!Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the effects of masturabting with an electric toothbrush?And how much masturbation with that is heathy?
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?
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
Electric: I recommend electric toothbrush(sonicare). The vibrations are more effective than the battery. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer