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How Helpful Is The Waterpik For Dental Health I Tried It And It Hurts My Gums
Excellent: Be sure to start with the lowest setting. See your Dentist to make sure there are no underlying problems which might be worsened by the use of this. If so, get them corrected before continuing. Experience and gentle care and approach will usually correct the soreness, if all else is healthy. Bring it in to Dental Hygienist for instructions in use if needed. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helpful adjunct...: The water pik can be part of the regimen to maintain good dental health. But it is not necessary to accomplish this, and if other techniques are not followed, it is not enough (see prior answers about good basic dental care). As for peroxide, would not use straight peroxide on any part of skin or mucous membrane or in mouth: too astringent. Perhaps diluted, or combined with baking soda, may be ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excellent: It is an excellent addition to brushing and flossing. I would not recommend using peroxide in it. Mouthwash is popular, but remember to run some clean water through it after using some other liquid. This will help keep it working properly and help prevent it "gunking up" or getting clogged. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.
If I have bad teeth n gum issues n cavities will a waterpik cause me pain there's a few teeth I can't brush dentist recommend waterpik worried pain ?
No: It is an excellent aid in the maintenance of your teeth and tissues. Read the directions. Start on low setting and close your lips over the tip or hold head over sink and let water rinse out into sink. Angle the tip downward towards the gums and move as if you were tracing along the edge of the tissue. Then use straight in between the teeth. It will feel very good, once you get the hang of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soon afer meals: Chewing sugarless - xylitol - gums would not only freshen your breath but also help reduce decay problems. But don't over do it and over work the tm joints and jaw muscles by constant gum chewing. If you already have jaw joint clicks or catching, you need to be even more careful with gum chewing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have two small white bumps on my gums below my front bottom teeth and it doesn't hurt at all. No other symptoms. Good dental hygiene. What is it ?
An exostosis: These are harmless, normal anatomical structures.Get a more detailed answer ›
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