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Is The Motion Of The Electric Tooth Different
What could cause a tooth to have electric sharp pains? I get that only at night when eating sweets and if I lean my head down.
Acid: Sugar in sweets is like fuel to the bacterial plaque that may be sitting on the root surface or in a cavity on your tooth. A metabolic byproduct of the bacterial consumption of sugar is acid which causes tooth decay and can produce the symptoms you describe. It will only progress to more complications so get it checked out by a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Get an exam: If your pain is severe or worsening, by all means get to a dentist. If it is longstanding cold sensitivity especially of a general nature in location, try a desensitizing toothpaste. You could have a cavity needing treatment or it could be exposed roots that may benefit from desensitization. Your safest bet is to see a dentist to be sure. ...Read more
Yes and no: You can do a great job with either an electric or manual brush, but it seems easier to do with an electric brush. ...Read more
There are 2 types of electric tooth brushes on the market. One rotates in a circular way. Any studies out there as to which protects gums better?
I have recently got a electric toothbrush. I've been using it for a few days till I noticed two small brown dot on tooth that wasn't there before?
Spots: It is impossible to tell you what this spot is without seeing it. So see your dentist and get it checked. It may be stain decalcifications or it may be decay. Get checked. ...Read more
Brush: Oral b and sonicare make a brush with the rotary motion and the sonic vibration for a more complete clean. The advantage of the sonic is it disrupts the biofilm which is the plaque and bacterial matrix that forms on the tooth and is the groundwork of all oral disease problems, (decay and gum disease) and the rotary part washes them away. It only takes 12 hrs to start reform so brush 2x/day! ...Read more
Tooth pain front anterior (#26) - electric shock tooth pain -pulse of sort of pain - pain rating : 3 pain last about 1 sec?
Visit your dentist: Did you have a trauma to your lower anterior jaw area? It sounds like maybe you may have a chip at the edge of the tooth, and you may even have exposed dentin (inside part of tooth under enamel) or even an exposed nerve. If not, you may have tooth abrasion caused by overzealous brushing or even an occlusal issue. Visit your dentist, and he/she can tell you what is going on. ...Read more
The one you use: Two favorites are the oral-b and the sonicare. I prefer the first, although many dentists prefer the second. Both are effective if used properly. It boils down to personal preference. ...Read more
Going to start using an oral-b electric tooth brush and aqua fresh triple protection toothpaste. Is that toothbrush and toothpaste okay together?
Yes: Yes, you can use any brand of toothpaste on the oral-b brush. ...Read more
Your pharmacy: You can start looking in your pharmacy, but many retailers nowadays carry these types of products, from the big box stores to the mall stores. ...Read more
Usually but: You can do an equally good job with a regular tooth brush. I find for my patients, and myself as well, it does work better. Don't forget to floss as well. ...Read more
Yes: Electric tooth brush, or any kind of tooth brush as long as it has soft bristle, will not traumatize your gum nor your tooth/teeth. In fact, when gum bleeds or swollen, you should brush more in the area to eliminate the bleeding and reduce the swelling. Brushing will establish drainage of the localized infection and start the healing process. ...Read more
Not right away: Avoid disturbing the area of the extraction for 24 hours then clean it very gently for the first couple of days. After that, your electric toothbrush should be ok if used carefully. The reasoning is to try to avoid the discomfort of a dry socket which can result of the blood clot in the extraction socket is disturbed. ...Read more
See a dentist: You still should summon up your courage and get at least a dental diagnosis so you have more information. Good luck. ...Read more
Bottom tooth #26 has electric shock pain and possible tooth #26. Went to 4 specialists and one said I have cracked teeth. Will RCT take away the pain?
Depends on crack: If the tooth is fractured in a manner that the broken piece can be removed without compromising the root or bony support, then root canal therapy and a post & crown should do the trick. A major fracture into the bone will necessitate extraction and possible replacement with an implant. ...Read more
Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults? What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle
Why not??: Depends upon the age of the child. Until age 8 or 9, they lack the dexterity to safely and effectively clean their own teeth--so we must rely on the parents. Unfortunately, oftentimes, they aren't all that helpful either! I have used floss followed by a sonicare to clean my son's teeth every night since he was 3 years old--before that we did it manually. He has no dental issues related to disease. ...Read more
My electric tooth brush has dry tooth paste all over it. Is it safe to wash it in the sink with soap and warm water?
Put your tooth brush: Tips from electrics in the dish washer if you want, wash them with soap and water if you wish. They are fine to do that. Change them once every 6 months or when they flatten out. ...Read more
1yr old is teething upper front 4th tooth but not yet cut, swollen gums, biting. Had loose not watery motion 2am &10am, now 6hrs passed, nothing. Normal?
Normal: Some teeth come in faster than others. Sometimes recycle as they try to erupt. Symptoms all suggestive of teething. Give baby hard cold teething ring. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may help (follow pkg directions). 1st dental appointment age1, so call dentist or pediatric dental specialist now. ...Read more
When brushing teeth I do circular motions on the gumline and gums for 10 seconds then brush a few strokes down on the tooth. Today read that brushing gums above the gumline is bad???
Dental hygienist said the high end Sonicare electric brush, when used properly, will add to gum recession all the time vs. Circular motion Oral B. (?)
Corporate hype: This situation is likely a comment made from a sales rep visiting a dental office. The game here is...Sales rep from company "A" buys the hygenist's lunch and teaches them how to put down company "B." This unfortunately is the corporation trying to market products through professionals. I am often disappointed that there is rarely science to base any of these claims. ...Read more
Rechargeable: Buy a more costly rechargeable instead of battery operated, as they are more like a precision instrument. Consider oral b with its great variety of brush heads, 2 minute timer ; brush too hard red light indicator or sonicare for its design and brush head antibacterial light system. You cannot go wrong with either. If you can afford it, buy their top-of-the-line model. ...Read more
I want to know that a6month baby whose new teeth are coming does have loosemotion if so then how to stop the loose motion please help me?
Teething doesn't: Cause fever or diarrhea. The most likely causes are a viral illness or, possibly, a food intolerance. If he appears ill, see your pediatrician. To avoid cavities, wipe out his teeth & mouth with a soft cloth after feeds, especially before you put him to bed drowsy, but awake, to learn to fall asleep on his own. Take him for his 1st visit to a pediatric dentist now or by his 1st birthday. ...Read more
Do electric tools that clean someone's teeth work better or worse than old-fashioned scraping? The modern tools don't take much time and seem worse.
Both work well: The ultimate goal is to remove all deposits on the tooth and root surface. They both work well when used properly and the clinician is diligent. Most dentists and dental hygienists use both as necessary and may favor one or the other based upon their own personal preferences. The expertise and care of the operator is key, rather than which particular method is used. ...Read more
Can be helpful: Those devices can be very helpful in removing food and debris from your teeth. The most important thing to remove is plaque and bacteria. To completely do this, flossing is a must. It is the only thing that will get between the teeth and gums where the bacteria congregates. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
What shuld b fed to 11months old baby whose teeth r about to come, and he's passing loose motions.
Ask Pediatrician: Loose stool probably not related to teething. May be diet change, GI disturbance, fever, other causes. Ask pediatrician about diet change once teeth come in. Pediatrician will have specific diet recommendations. Once teeth come in take child for 1st visit to pediatric dentist. Don't wait until 2 or 3...Go now. ...Read more
Both need to be done: Teeth require maintenance to last your life time. Daily brushing/flossing is necessary to remove the plaque that caused tooth decay. Any toothbrush used appropriately with suffice. Dental cleanings are performed 1-3 times/yr for most people to remove the hardened plaque (tarter) that causes gum disease. Your toothbrush cannot remove tarter. ...Read more
How long should you brush each side of your teeth with toothpaste and without to wash it off? I do 10 seconds with circle motions which is 5 minutes
Great job!: That is totally AWESOME!!!! You get a gold star for conscientiousness. The national average for brushing their entire mouth is 30 seconds. ...Read more
I need to buy a new electric toothbrush, which one is best for teeth and gum health, Oral B or Sonicare?
Electric toothbrush: Both of these are effective and safe. Your dentist may give you a recommendation based on you personal needs. But remember that this is only part of keeping your mouth healthy. Cleaning between your teeth with floss, soft pics, waterpic, or other devices is critical to a healthy mouth. ...Read more
I bit hard with my teeth 2 times. The 2nd time I bit, I felt a bit of sideways motion and a pulling on the left side of my jaw. Could it be dislocated?
Definitely, no: The major symptom of the dissociated jaw is a bite that feels completely "off" or crooked and you're not able to close your mouth. It is not the case. Take care and use your teeth slow and gentle. ...Read more
What happens if I brush my teeth twice a day with an electric toothbrush and use sensodyne is it okay to eat lots of sweet?
Is it okay if children use an electric toothbrush? Our five year old really seems to prefer to have that used on him, but I'm worried that it might be too hard on his baby teeth. Do I have anything to worry about? .
Great!: Just make sure it has a small head to fit better into child's mouth. Should brush 2 full minutes by the clock with a pea-sized portion of tooth paste. Then you should check him and brush any areas he may have missed. He also needs to be flossed, a toothbrush can't get between teeth. Floss him daily. Toothbrush will not harm baby teeth, not brushing and flossing will. Go for it! ...Read more
I'm having my wisdom teeth removed on Thursday with general anasthetic. I've been smoking, had my last one today, can I use an electric cigarettes?
Not recommended: Best is to stop smoking for at least for 24 hours any type of cigarettes. ...Read more
Is it ok if I use 3 dabs of toothpaste for top, bottom teeth and tongue? I wear a retainer at night. I rinse after using circle motions and brush again
3x too much: To properly clan you need to 1) brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock w 1pea sized portion of toothpaste, 2) floss or WaterPik daily, and 3) clean your retainer before inserting. We recommend brushing retainer (no toothpaste, it scratches plastic) 2x/day and use denture cleaner tablets 1x/day. ...Read more
Is it true you should brush a little bit of your gums when brushing your teeth in circular motions to prevent gum recession?
See: See your Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist to review the best brushing method for you. What works for the next person may need to be modified for you. In general you should be gently brushing 2 full minutes 2x/day with a soft toothbrush and a pea sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste, the entire tooth structure including the tooth/gum junction. Daily flossing is mandatory. See your Dentist. ...Read more
I brushed the gums behind my teeth with an electric toothbrush and now there is a raised painless bump. Did I injure my gum? Will this go away? When?
Any reason not to brush teeth with baking soda? I occasionally use baking soda with my electric toothbrush, and the results are impressive! It gives a polished feel, plus a lighter color, and it's dirt cheap. Any reason not to use it?
Baking soda is found in many toothpastes. It is a base, which neutralizes the acids that the bacteria clinging to your teeth produce. It is also slightly abrasive which helps you remove some of the superficial stains. Moderate use with a soft bristle brush should not be detrimental to your teeth or surrounding tissue.
Brushing excessively hard, and overusing such an abrasive, can, over time cause a wearing away of the enamel on your teeth. Also, brushing hard can cause your gums to shrink back, exposing the roots of the teeth. The root surface will wear away much faster than the enamel, which can lead to hot and cold sensitivity. ...Read more
My teeth are too sensitive to tolerate any dental procedure and I rarely get any dental care. I have a lot of fear of dentists. I can't stand the pick. It hurts. Even with numbing shots I feel the drill like an electric jolt. I can barely tolerate go
Let: Let me start by saying that although I am a dentist I share your dental anxiety. I ask for nitrous oxide to have my teeth cleaned. It just takes the edge off! You have a right to the comforts of modern dentistry and it is important that you follow through with treatment. If your current dentist is opposed to giving you nitrous find someone who will. It's great that the nitrous works well enough for you-so don't be ashamed because some of the best of us who are certainly not drug addicts need it. Good luck. ...Read more
All my teeth on the right side are hurting top and bottom. Electric jaw pain. Feels like I'm dying. Is the TN? I have Ms. C Neurologist tomorrow
It is possible: The most common form of paroxysmal orofacial pain is trigeminal neuralgia. Typically, a pain attack is accompanied by tic-like cramps or involuntary spasms of the facial muscles ("tic douloureux"), and often leads to a complaint of muscle pain or atypical toothache. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
No: After second molars are extracted, wisdom teeth often erupt into the newly created space. ...Read more