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Had double jaw surgery 10 weeks ago brushed teeth using softer toothbrush than normal but pressed hard on teeth/gums could pressing hard move jaws bac?
No harm with brushin: No. You couldn't move the jaws back even if you tried by brushing. In most cases the jaws are fixated with mini plates and screws. ...Read more
If most dentists recommend soft toothbrushes for us, then why are medium and hard toothbrushes even on sale?
See your dentist: See your dentist for a one on one clinical exam and evaluation as to the cause of your problem. We can neither diagnose the problem or advise\treat you without seeing you in person. There are just too many possibilities to try to guess what's going on in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed today with a mucocele. I have a hard bump that fluctuates in size for some time now. Jabbed hard palate with toothbrush prior to swelling. ?
May be due to trauma: It appears that the location of said mucocele is on your palate. Jabbing the toothbrush may have caused this. If this is new, it may resolve on it's own. If this does not resolve then you may need to have it removed. Many mucoceles are located in the floor of the mouth or inside of the lip and the vast majority of those need to be excised. If this doesn't heal then see an oral surgeon for options. ...Read more
Is it possible to damage the jaw accidentally by smacking the sides of mouth or ends of teeth with toothbrush too hard while brushing?
Ideal way to clean and store a toothbrush? In college dorm. Keep it in container but gets dirty often. Hard to clean all dirt out.
How do I treat a minor cut in my gum? I accidentally brushed too hard and the top part of my toothbrush kind of scraped the surface of it.
Can a toothbrush with somewhat hard bristles n with eigh.four each side. rubber spikes I.e gum massagers n crisscross bristles harm enamel or gums???
Not recommended: Hard toothbrushes are not recommended by dental professionals. Users of hard bristled brushes usually omit the important areas which need brushing the most: near the margins of the gingiva and dental papilla. This omission is because the hard brush hurts the soft tissue when the toothbrush touches the area. The soft brushes reduce trauma to the gingiva and promote good dental health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At 10 weeks after le fort I osteotomy could pulling downward and foward with a toothbrush behind the teeth hard pull the maxilla down?
Not likely: those are usually stabilized by internal fixation. Consult with your surgeon and review the post surgery instruction you were given. ...Read more