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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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Blood tinged saliva every morning for month already. No cough, no fever, no body weakness. Gums may bleed every toothbrushing. feeling bld frm throat?

Blood tinged saliva every morning for month already. No cough, no fever, no body weakness. Gums may bleed every toothbrushing. feeling bld frm throat?

Gum disease: You may have gum disease, a progressive inflammatory infection. Please call your Dentist immediately. Referral to a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, may be in order. ...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?

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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Can anyone please tell me what a short headed toothbrush is?

Can anyone please tell me what a short headed toothbrush is?

Smaller brush size: Toothbrushes come in different sizes. Smaller sizes are usually recommended for people with smaller mouths. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to disinfect a toothbrush?

Can you tell me what is the best way to disinfect a toothbrush?

Bleach water: A simple and effective solution to disinfect your toothbrush would be a solution of water and bleach(10 to 1). You can simply put a capful of household bleach like clorox into a glass of water. You can't use it with any metallic surface or item due to corrosion. Let it soak for an hour. Then rinse it off. ...Read more

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Should u change toothbrushes after every herpes oral outbreak?

Should u change toothbrushes after every  herpes oral outbreak?

Not that necessary: Cold sores/herpes are quite common and can be contagious. Changing your tooth brush every 3 months or so is recommended for dental care, but not that necessary for cold sore prevention (assuming u r not sharing toothbrush). The virus that is causing your recurrent sores comes from your own body/nerve, not toothbrush. There are medicines to suppress them if you have frequent recurrences. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a sonicare toothbrush work better than a manual toothbrush?

Does a sonicare toothbrush work better than a manual toothbrush?

Yes: clinical studies show a dramatic improvement in overall oral health. We highly recommend using either sonicare or oral-B ...Read more

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Why do they put tennis balls on some instruments and toothbrushes?

Why do they put tennis balls on some instruments and toothbrushes?

Ergonomics: Tennis balls, sponges, silicone handles, and other contraptions are used to increase the grip size of a tooth brush. These types of aides are designed to help those who otherwise are unable to hold a thin-handled brush. The elderly or anyone suffering from severe arthritis can typically benefit from such modifications. ...Read more

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I like my sonic toothbrush but cannot afford the brushes. What should I do?

I like my sonic toothbrush but cannot afford the brushes. What should I do?

Ask your dentist: Some dental offices offer and carry that specific brand of toothbrushes. Ask your dentist and they might be able to get you some samples. ...Read more

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I've started to use a gentle toothbrush, but will it still help remove plaque?

I've started to use a gentle toothbrush, but will it still help remove plaque?

Brushing technique: You will remove plaque and be kind to your teeth, gum and surrounding bone as long as you have a good brushing technique with bristles at a 45 degree angle going into the gum area between teeth and gingival tissues. Good technique and constant brushing after meals will keep your teeth clean. ...Read more

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Jammed my gum with a toothbrush and a white thing appeared it hurts..how do i heal it?

Jammed my gum with a toothbrush and a white thing appeared it hurts..how do i heal it?

Gum abrasion: Nature will heal it without any treatment necessary. Avoid acidic and spicy foods. Salt water rinses are a form of mild antiseptic and may make it feel better. ...Read more

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