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Sonic: All dental care can work well regardless of the device if used regularly and properly. The sonic device has been proven to be a little more effective than equivalently used other devices. But it is more expensive, a little less convenient and does not travel so well. But take care of your teeth well and they will serve you well for all of your life. ...Read more
I bought 2 oral b battery operated toothbrushes. What is the proper care for a battery operated toothbrush?
10yr old w/ spd its fight to brush teeth, any unflavored toothpaste, & extra soft brush? It is a sensory problem , he gags from taste of toothpaste.
I don't vigorously brush my teeth.. Just as gently as possible..With a medium bristled brush..am I harming my gums n enamel?shud I throw my new brush?
Soft or electric: electric tooth brushes are ideal as you can "brush" as hard as you want, without causing damage to your teeth or gums. However if you choose a manual toothbrush a soft bristled brush is recommended. I usually recommend to my patients to get the Oral B or Sonicare and a Waterflosser or Waterpik if they don't like to floss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental experts: is there a particular sonicare powered brush you suggest for 92 yo with formerly good hygiene? Need timer so aides let her brush enuf.
Yes!: Definitely yes!Get a more detailed answer ›
3yr old son's lower teeth is yellowish frm bottom,in & out.Brushes twice,washes aftr almost every meal.no bottle to bed.no-fluoride paste & water.hlp.
What to do if every day with a philips sonicare electric toothbrush and I floss. are cavities genetic?
What to do: First, many patients brush & floss before eating rather than after and do so inadequately for proper time. No brushing & flossing can counter a diet high in unrefined sugars or acids as with many sports drinks. Are you flossing and rinsing 2-3 times per day? See your dentist who can actually examine you and go over your habits and oral hygiene techniques as well as diet. No one is doomed to decay! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is this true that flouride is a poison, dentist gave duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste , while brushing i swalowed a lump of it accidently?
Can be toxic: Death may result from ingesting as little as 2 g of Fluoride in an adult and 16 mg/kg in children. Symptoms may appear with 3-5 mg/kg of fluoride. Estimated toxic dose for Fluoride ingestion is 5-10 mg/kg. The estimated lethal dose is 5-10 g (32-64 mg/kg) in adults and 500 mg in small children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thanks for asking!: I prefer the electric vibrating tooth brush over the waterpic. Whatever does the best job in your hands of mechanically removing the plaque around your teeth. Try getting a chewable disclosing tablet from your dentist and you can compare which does the best job removing the plaque. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wanted to know if i can use a spinbrush proclean soft bristle brush head to brush my teeth with braces?
Yes: You should be able to use an electric tooth brush with your braces on. Make sure the brush head is small enough to reach all the hard-to-reach area: between teeth, above ; below the brackets, and the back side of teeth. Brush as well as you can, then have your dentist/hygienist check how well you cleaned teeth. Ask if there are any spots you missed, so you can improve technique. ...Read more
2yo son. told to use flouride toothpaste. he can't spit out, on flouride chewable, no flouride in our water. concerned he is getting too much.
I did see my dentist 2x year said, no cavities or infections. I practice good orally hygiene,briush ,floss daily, use mouthwash.
Can a toothbrush with somewhat hard bristles n with eigh.four each side. rubber spikes I.e gum massagers n crisscross bristles harm enamel or gums???
Not recommended: Hard toothbrushes are not recommended by dental professionals. Users of hard bristled brushes usually omit the important areas which need brushing the most: near the margins of the gingiva and dental papilla. This omission is because the hard brush hurts the soft tissue when the toothbrush touches the area. The soft brushes reduce trauma to the gingiva and promote good dental health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: I used to think if you were careful, manuel toothbrushing was as effective as electric. Then i started using a sonicare and my gums and teeth are much cleaner. My periodontal probings(pockets) have all improved. By using the electric toothbrush exclusively and flossing daily, you too can achieve better oral health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I brush my retainers with a colgate soft total advanced whitening toothbrush for 3 weeks, should i switch to a NEW RETAINER because of abrasives?
Retainers: Brush them every time you brush your teeth. Use a plain soft toothbrush. Brush gently but thoroughly, including any wires. Avoid toothpaste or whitening agents as abrasivity can dull the shine of the plastic. Place retainers into Denture Cleaner (Polident, Efferdent) while you eat dinner. After dinner rinse them carefully and put back into your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer