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Doctor insights on: Is Brushing Your Teeth With Hot Water Good Or Bad

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Is brushing your teeth with hot water more effective than with cold water?

Is brushing your teeth with hot water more effective than with cold water?

No: The temperature of the water should make no difference when you brush your teeth. The most important thing for brushing your teeth is proper technique. Make sure you brush all the surfaces of your teeth, getting along the gum line especially. Also, be sure to floss when you are finished brushing, as this will clean the surfaces between your teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. ...Read more

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Is it true that brushing your teeth with carbonated water could be a good way to avoid hepatitis a?

Is it true that brushing your teeth with carbonated water could be a good way to avoid hepatitis a?

Tap water has HepA?: If a person, especially in developing countries, thinks the tap water or well water is contaminated, then using bottled mineral water is safer. One can also boil water daily, and use it for drinking and brushing teeth. Of course, one can catch hepa from contaminated undercooked or uncooked foods, plus from touching contaminated surfaces and then accidentally transferring virus from hands to mouth. ...Read more

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What temperature of water should I use when brushing your teeth?

What temperature of water should I use when brushing your teeth?

Luke warm: Luke warm water is fine, any temperature will work. If you want to soften the bristles of your toothbrush just slightly, use a little warmer water. ...Read more

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What temperature of water should be used when brushing your teeth?

What temperature of water should be used when brushing your teeth?

It's up to you: Sometimes warm water may help when the teeth are sensitive and painful. But it actually doesn't matter whether we use cold or warm water for brushing our teeth. ...Read more

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How can you get the benefits of Fluoride in toothpaste when brushing your teeth if you are rinsing mouth off with water immediately after brushing.

How can you get the benefits of Fluoride in toothpaste when brushing your teeth if you are rinsing  mouth off with water immediately after brushing.

You get some: The fluoride ions will attach themselves to the tooth during 2 minutes of brushing and are not easily rinsed away, so you do derive a benefit. If you do not rinse you may get more but be assured even with a rinse the fluoride is helpful. ...Read more

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What is the differences between brushing teeth with cold, cool, warm or hot water ?

What is the differences between brushing teeth with cold, cool, warm or hot water ?

No difference: The temperature of the water makes no difference on the effectiveness of your brushing. It is a matter of personal preference. However if the water is too hot it can burn you. Some people have cold sensitivity. ...Read more

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If we don't brush teeth n drink icey cold water is gel like dissharge comes on teeth or not plz tell thanx ?

If we don't brush teeth n drink icey cold water is gel like dissharge comes on teeth or not plz tell thanx ?

It is ok to brush: teeth using water that isn't icy cold. However, not sure which product you are referring to regarding gel on teeth. ...Read more

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I brush my tongue when brushing teeth; although it is always white and furry through the day. Could this be due to not drinking enough water?

I brush my tongue when brushing teeth; although it is always white and furry through the day. Could this be due to not drinking enough water?

Possibly: Although it might be normal anatomy, or something else. Honestly, it's hard to say without actually clinically examining you. My recommendation would be to have your own dentist examine you and tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Some reports say to preserve the benefit of Fluoride, you have to wait b30 min before rinsing with water after brushing teeth,. How is it possible?

Some reports say to preserve the benefit of  Fluoride, you have to wait b30 min before rinsing with water after brushing teeth,. How is it possible?

Topical fluoride: The fluoride needs time to penetrate through the enamel of the teeth in order to replace the existing ions with cavity-resistant fluorine ions. It's better to wait to rinse so that you don't wash off the topical fluoride. ...Read more