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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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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
Is it possible to damage the jaw accidentally by smacking the sides of mouth or ends of teeth with toothbrush too hard while brushing?
Do you need to brush the inside sides of your mouth?
im talking about the cheeks.
i brush my teeth/gums with soft toothbrush 3x a day.
No: But you do need to thoroughly remove bacteria from your teeth, which means flossing or using water pik EVERY day. Ask your Dentist/Hygienist for instructions that are personalized for you. Brushing alone, without cleaning between teeth, without regular professional care, is guaranteed to be a road to failure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I brush twice daily, floss daily, use mouth wash, use a miswak, and sometimes use interdental toothbrush. Why do I still have puffed up gums?
More info needed...: Are you currently under the care of a dentist... That is, do you go for cleanings and check-ups every three to four months? When was your last professional cleaning? There may be calculus under the gums where your brush and floss do not reach. Your teeth and gums need evaluation.. Call for an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toothbrush touched the floor after i cleaned it with detergent...Later I brushed my teeth with the same toothbrush, can that mean i am poisoned?
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.
What causes mouth sores or kanker sores? Is it caused by bacteria in your mouth, food you've eaten or by simply not brushing your teeth?
Stress: Canker sores are associated with stress and sometimes having dental treatment done (also stressful for many patients). The condition behaves like a virus, however we do not know which one yet. The condition is self limiting and lasts 7-10 days. I have found that lasers help reduce pain and speed up healing. I have used both diode and er:yag lasers to treat canker sores. Zylactin-b is also good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can swishing hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, spitting it out and then brushing your teeth routinely, whiten your teeth?
Yes, but dangerous..: This technique can slightly whiten your teeth, but my concern is that use of high concentration hydrogen peroxide regularly around your mouth as a rinse can inadvertently kill off good bacteria. This can lead to fungal infections that could require treatment... Talk to your dentist about safer, simple alternatives to whiten your teeth... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 3 more doctor answers
My toothbrush has loose bristles and the last few times that I brushed my teeth, I swallowed some. Is this okay? Could the bristles lead 2 obstruction
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