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Why do my two year old's gums always bleed while brushing? I don't feel like i'm brushing too hard, but it seems l like there is always some small amount of blood after i brush her teeth. Could it be the type of toothbrush i'm using? .

Why do my two year old's gums always bleed while brushing? I don't feel like i'm brushing too hard, but it seems l like there is always some small amount of blood after i brush her teeth. Could it be the type of toothbrush i'm using? 


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Too long to wait: The american dental association and the wisconsin dental association now recomends children visit their dentist 6 months after the first tooth errupts . By the child's first birthday they should be seen by their dentist. This is similar to a well baby check up. Prevention is key here. Parental involvement to healthy teeth is essential . Find out why your child's gums bleed and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Hi when I brush my teeth sometimes I'm seeing blood somewhere so what do I do for that is it normal to bleed when brushing your teeth sometimes.?

Hi when I brush my teeth sometimes I'm seeing blood somewhere so what do I do for that is it normal to bleed when brushing your teeth sometimes.?

See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put orajel on my toothbrush?

Is it ok to put orajel on my toothbrush?

Yes, but why?: Once per once, orajel is an expensive way to deal with tooth or gum issues. In low doses it will not hurt you but it is not going to help the issue in the long term. See your dentist and deal with your dental issue. ...Read more

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What parasites can live on toothbrushes?

Parasites: None that i know of. I have never heard or read an article showing that parasites live on toothbrushes with plastic bristles and handles in rare cases fungus maybe. Be sure your brush can air dry daily and change when worn. If you are still worried run through dw or let sit in 1 part bleach and 3 parts water for 15 min then rinse well. ...Read more

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Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

New toothbrush: You need a new toothbrush. By the time you read this answer, the bristles will have passed into your intestines. Be careful next time. ...Read more

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What are some dentists recommended toothbrushes?

Soft toothbrush: The brand name of a toothbrush is not as important as making sure you use a soft toothbrush. This is important to prevent wear and abrasion. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are orthodontic toothbrushes good?

Please tell me, are orthodontic toothbrushes good?

Yes, but: Not really anything specifically called an orthodontic toothbrush. If you mean a professional oral b or sonicare, then yes, these are great! ...Read more

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How much time will DNA stay on a swab or a toothbrush?

How much time will DNA stay on a swab or a toothbrush?

For a long time: as long as the swab stays dry the DNA is preserved for a long time. You can use cotton-tipped swabs or a brand new toothbrush, because the toothpaste on a used brush will compromise the DNA results. ...Read more

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Are power brushes really better than regular toothbrush?

Are power brushes really better than regular toothbrush?

No: I used to think if you were careful, manuel toothbrushing was as effective as electric. Then i started using a sonicare and my gums and teeth are much cleaner. My periodontal probings(pockets) have all improved. By using the electric toothbrush exclusively and flossing daily, you too can achieve better oral health. ...Read more

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