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Dental floss: For efficiency and patient compliance, I find that my patients do better with the floss picks. From a pure cleaning standpoint, floss wraps around the teeth better if you use is properly. If you are doing one or the other, you are doing better than 90 percent of America, so pat yourself on the back. Just make sure to floss daily along with twice daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sodium hydroxide in sink drain, 4yo brushes teeth - water collects in sink, brush goes into water and mouth.No burns/discomfort-should we take to er?
I would ask them: Companies can discontinue products for a number of reasons. Poor sales, unavailable raw materials, etc. Can lead to the extinction of your favorite products. Don't give up on flossing just because of that. There are many brands/varieties of floss out there and try them one at a time until you find one that you like. Btw, i don't know what j&j does to floss to make it work better on sensitive gums. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Flossing: It is important to floss the back teeth. A dental pick does not get back there easily and completely. This is a difficult area for many people to get to. Work with a dental hygienist. They are very knowledgeable in techniques and tools that would work for you. The hands on instruction with your hygienist would help you perfect your flossing. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?
Why?: Why only 2minutes total per day? Brushing alone should take 2 minutes. To accurately floss takes time and effort. Good oral hygiene is not a race? ...Read more
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
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
In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Is there a special toothbrush for cleaning your wisdom teeth? Have high narrow palate so hard to reach
Not necessarily...: However, a power toothbrush may help you reach those areas easier and may be slightly more efficient. I use a manual brush, but many of my patients like the oral-b professional or a sonicare. I've tried both as well and they seem to be easy to use. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gingivitis: Gingivitis is an acute condition and can be reversed And eliminated by a hygiene visit with a qualified dental hygienist. Following that proper home care can prevent the condition from returning. if left untreated it can evolve into a more serious and chronic periodontal condition. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can the waterpik waterflosser both models of wp-900 /wp-100 help my braces better versus flossing my teeth?
No: Floss is beat but is difficult and time consuming. Try to completely clean all your teeth very thoroughly once a day. The best time is after your last meal of the day. Waterpik/waterflosser is a supplement not a replacement for floss. Use in the morning to quickly freshen up. ...Read more