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Doctor insights on: It Ok To Brush My Teeth And Tongue With The Same Toothbrush

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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?

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

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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 ?

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 
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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

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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.

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

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Can not brushing your teeth cause movable painless bumps underneath tongue ?

Can not brushing your teeth cause movable painless bumps underneath tongue ?

Tongue anatomy: The painless bumps below your tongue could be your normal anatomy. I'd have your dentist check it out. ...Read more

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When i brush my teeth I have bleeding despite to use a soft toothbrush?

When i brush my teeth I have bleeding despite to use a soft toothbrush?

Gingivitis: You have a common gum disease known as gingivitis. You need to add daily flossing to your tooth care and probably to see your dentist. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it possible to brush your teeth with just a toothbrush and plain water?

I was wondering is it possible to brush your teeth with just a toothbrush and plain water?

Yes, but: This may not produce as clean teeth. If you do not like toothpaste (possibly you do not like the flavoring) consider using plain baking soda on a moistened toothbrush. ...Read more

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I had no toothpaste so had to brush my teeth without tonight just toothbrush, how bad is this?

I had no toothpaste so had to brush my teeth without tonight just toothbrush, how bad is this?

Fine: Disrupting plaque is the goal. Fluoridated toothpaste is helpful but good plaque control even without toothpaste is helpful ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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