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What is best: sonic toothbrush, rotating toothbrush, or manual brush?

What is best:  sonic toothbrush, rotating toothbrush, or manual brush?

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

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Which is better, floss before brush or brush before floss?

Which is better, floss before brush or brush before floss?

Floss first: The floss will disrupt the plaque between your teeth, allowing it to be more easily brushed away. ...Read more

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Witch slows gastric emptying more Carafate (sucralfate) or proton pump inhabitants?

Witch slows gastric emptying more Carafate (sucralfate) or proton pump inhabitants?

Neither: Carafate (sucralfate) tends to bind to sites oozing blood. Proton pump inhibitors partially block hcl acid secreting cells in upper 2/3 of stomach from making & secreting acid; look up the prescribing information. No evidence either have much affect on stomach emptying. Many meds prescribed by docs because available, even though low odds of being helpful - promotes illusions (to the foolish) of being helpful. ...Read more

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Is a waterpik or electric toothbrush better?

Is a waterpik or electric toothbrush better?

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 more

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When should you take proton pump inhibitors over tums (calcium carbonate)?

When should you take proton pump inhibitors over tums (calcium carbonate)?

AA's versus PPI's: Tums (calcium carbonate) is an antacid--it helps neutralize acid that has already been produced, & as such has value in providing immediate relief of indigestion. Proton pump inhibitors block acid production & are best used to heal peptic disease & address acid reflux. ...Read more

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Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

New toothbrush: You need a new toothbrush. By the time you read this answer, the bristles will have passed into your intestines. Be careful next time. ...Read more

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Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

Can fluoride mouthwash & toothpaste stop or reverse tooth decay?

No: The only way to prevent tooth decay is by having a good oral care, meaning proper brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for an exam and a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Must proton pump inhibitors be taken without eating anything?

Must proton pump inhibitors be taken without eating anything?

Must versus should?: Typically, the first generation ppi's (proton pump inhibitors) work best if the drug is in your bloodstream before food stimulates acid production. The latest "time-released" version, like dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) can however be taken at any time (including meals). Speak to your doctor about the goals of treatment in your specific case. ...Read more

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What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). The former reduce production of acid while the latter neutralize stomach acid. There are pros ; cons to each, so its not a question of which is best but which is best for you. Can take antacids 1 ; 3 hours after meals ; at bedtime. ...Read more

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Should one brush, floss, then use mouth wash. Or floss, brush then use mouth wash??

Should one brush, floss, then use mouth wash. Or floss, brush then use mouth wash??

Oral hygiene: You should brush and floss properly and for a total of two minutes after eating. Mouth rinses for most patients are unnecessary (unless your own dentist recommends one for a specific purpose). The order is not important. The technique and diligence is. It's often best to actually demonstrate your technique to your dentist or dental hygienist. Many people think they are doing it properly but aren't ...Read more

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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.

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.

Toothfighting: You can brush without toothpaste and it will clean your teeth. There is a topical spray you can get that will help the gag reflex but I would try without toothpaste frsti ...Read more

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Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

None!: The plethorta of side effects of these drugs has only become evident. Nutritional deficiencies, osteoporosis, chronic kidney issues, and acelerated heart disease. They should be short term. H2 blockers are a preferred treatment! ...Read more

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Does a sonicare toothbrush work better than a manual toothbrush?

Does a sonicare toothbrush work better than a manual toothbrush?

Yes: clinical studies show a dramatic improvement in overall oral health. We highly recommend using either sonicare or oral-B ...Read more

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Along with brushing, flossing, and mouthwash what else prevents caries?

Along with brushing, flossing, and mouthwash what else prevents caries?

Diet: Diet, the bacteria that causes caries live off of carbohydrates and especially sugars. Metabolism of these sugars causes the bacteria to produce an acid that weakens the enamel. Acidic drinks can also cause this. Anything that helps eliminate that acid from sitting on your teeth helps, such as swishing with water, or chewing gum which increases saliva. Saccharin (in gum) has also shown to help. ...Read more

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Can proton pump inhibitors give you a food allergy/intolerance?

Can proton pump inhibitors give you a food allergy/intolerance?

Prabably not: Ppi may produce symptoms similar to food allergy. See this site for side effects of ppi http://www.Pdrhealth.Com/proton-pump-inhibitors/side-effects-and-safety-of-proton-pump-inhibitors. ...Read more

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Does mastic gum kills h pylori?

Does mastic gum kills h pylori?

It may: There is some evidence that suggests it is a treatment for h.pylori. Check with your doctor if you are concerned! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse effective against bad breath?

Is chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse effective against bad breath?

It couldn't hurt: The rinse will help a little to keep bad breath at bay, but you do have to have good teeth (no holes) and you must also practice good oral hygiene. The rinse will mostly help keep gingivitis or mild periodontitis in check. Bad breath is not only an oral problem but is possibly caused by what you have in your stomach. ...Read more

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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???

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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 more

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Sonicare toothbrush as good as other electric ones?

Sonicare toothbrush as good as other electric ones?

Sonicare is Great: I generally recommend the sonicare to all my patients, and I use one myself. ...Read more

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