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It Ok To Brush My Teeth And Tongue With The Same Toothbrush
Had double jaw surgery 10 weeks ago brushed teeth using softer toothbrush than normal but pressed hard on teeth/gums could pressing hard move jaws bac?
No harm with brushin: No. You couldn't move the jaws back even if you tried by brushing. In most cases the jaws are fixated with mini plates and screws. ...Read more
I was just brushing my teeth&tongue witelectric toothbrush&when I spat out ther lots of bloodI think it was wee lumps on the on back tongue is it ok
Lingual papilla: This is totally normal! The large bumps are actually circumvallate papillae. Nothing to worry about, everyone has them! As for the bleeding it may be coming from your gums if you infrequently floss. If it continues, a quick visit to the dentist can determine the cause! Best of luck! ...Read more
I can't efficiently brush my 12m toddlers two bottom teeth. She always sticks her tongue out to lick the toothbrush and I can't get to them.
Teeth brushing: If your daughter only has front teeth, you can try an "over the finger" tooth brush instead of 1 with a handle. It fits over your index finger and can be just as effective. You should be able to maneuver around her lower lip better with this type of brush. When she has her molars, however, it will be better to use the toothbrush you are using now. ...Read more
One kid had strep Wed. Had 2 doses of antib. wed and one thurs morn. She brushed her teeth 3x w a new toothbrush and tonight youngest used that brush?
Not smart: Sharing a toothbrush is never a good idea, especially if one of the people involved has a virulent bacterial infection. Make sure both children have their own toothbrushes. Make sue antibiotics are taken exactly as directed until all the medication is gone. Replace toothbrushes 4x/year, at the start of each season. Replace toothbrush after recovering from illness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When i brush my teeth my gum top and bottom bleed I have switched tooth brushed to a soft brissled toothbrush. I don't bush hard. What could it be?
Need a cleaning: If it has been a long time since you had your teeth cleaned, there may be tartar and calculus below your gumline. This can cause inflammation and make your gums bleed very easily, even with a soft toothbrush. The problem will get better when it is removed, but you will need to see a dentist. Schedule an appointment to have them take a look. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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