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Is there a best toothbrush for gum disease?

Is there a best toothbrush for gum disease?

Probably soft.: The best is probably a soft toothbrush, because it does not damage and inflame the gums. The best person for this answer would probably be the dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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What's the best toothbrush for gum disease?

What's the best toothbrush for gum disease?

No best one: There is no best toothbrush. You need to use a soft toothbrush and brush for at least 2 minutes twice a day. Most adults don't brush long enough and this can make more of a difference than the brand name of the toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the best toothbrush to use for gum disease?

What is the best toothbrush to use for gum disease?

Electric: I think an electric toothbrush like oral-b or sonicare is what you should get. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one toothbrush for gum disease?

What is considered the number one toothbrush for gum disease?

See below: There are many choices out there and branding one as best would be unfair. Electric brushes are nice since they reduce your physical labor. In my opinion the technique is much more important than the brush it self. You can properly brush and eliminate gum disease using the worst toothbrush by using the proper technique. See a dentist for proper oral hygine instruction. ...Read more

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Is the brand gum a good toothbrush for gum disease or not? Why?

Is the brand gum a good toothbrush for gum disease or not? Why?

Yes: In my experience gum makes many good toothbrushes, however, the brand of a toothbrush is not really that important. Most importantly is always using a soft toothbrush and following proper technique. A review of proper oral hygiene can be found here http://perioprecision.Com/oral-hygiene.Shtml. ...Read more

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What type of toothbrush should I use to minimize gum disease?

Most any: Just use it! get a softer one, and concentrate where the gum meets the teeth. And floss! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get gum disease from using someone else's toothbrush?

Possible: It is weakly-possible to transfer some of the germs of gum disease from one person to another. Use your own toothbrush! ...Read more

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Why is an electric toothbrush important if you want to reduce tartar and gum disease?

Why is an electric toothbrush important if you want to reduce tartar and gum disease?

It's not: You can have healthy gums without using an electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush is only a tool to aid in having healthy gums without all the physical labor of manual brushing. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has gingivitis and i discovered he has used my toothbrush. Can i get gingivitis or any other gum disease? Also, other than good oral hygiene, what can he do for his gum issues? Thank you.

My boyfriend has gingivitis and i discovered he has used my toothbrush.  Can i get gingivitis or any other gum disease? Also, other than good oral hygiene, what can he do for his gum issues?  Thank you.

Not probable!: Sure, gingivitis and most bacterial issues are transmittable between species however one needs to susceptible. If you are flossing daily, brushing in a vibratory manner at the gum tooth interface, you probably don't have and are not susceptible to gum issues from your boyfriends tooth brush. Think about it...You are kissing the guy ; you're ok! isn't that a more direct means of transmission!. ...Read more

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Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease or increase tooth decay?

Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease or increase tooth decay?

Soft cleans better!: Soft toothbrush bristles bend easier and are able to get into the nooks and crannies on and between the tooth and gum. The key is angulating the toothbrush correctly, about 45 degrees to the gum line and move the brush gently to dislodge and food or bacteria in the area. You'll need other tools to clean inbetween teeth. Even if you have root exposed, soft bristles will not damage the root surface. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more