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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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Is waxed floss preferable to Oral B's super floss?

Is waxed floss preferable to Oral B's super floss?

Glide easiest to use: What ever your preference, just make sure that you are using the dental floss correctly and at least two times daily. The easiest dental floss to use is Glide. ...Read more

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Is dental floss more effective than floss picks?

Is dental floss more effective than floss picks?

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 more

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Why did j&j stop manufacturing reach floss for sensitive gums?

Why did j&j stop manufacturing reach floss for sensitive gums?

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

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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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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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Does fluoride dental floss really have fluoride and better than regular dental floss?

Does fluoride dental floss really have fluoride and better than regular dental floss?

Dental floss: Fluoride dental floss may be a better option than regular dental floss because Fluoride is able to be applied directly in between those hard to reach places. There is not enough information to determine if it gives your mouth a significant benefit over just flossing with flioride free floss. Flossing period is the real issue. Floss at least twice daily. ...Read more

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How to floss the back teeth(near wisdom teeth)with a dental pick floss?

How to floss the back teeth(near wisdom teeth)with a dental pick floss?

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 more

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Is dental floss more effective than an interdental brush?

Is dental floss more effective than an interdental brush?

Different tools: An interdental brush will clean the space between the teeth that is near the gumline, where the teeth do not touch. Floss cleans the contact point where two adjacent teeth touch, a spot where the brush does not fit. ...Read more

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Tooth brush dish washer. Is it safe to use a tooth brush cleaned in the dishwasher?

Tooth brush dish washer. Is it safe to use a tooth brush cleaned in the dishwasher?

Nat a bad idea: Just make sure it;s thoroughly rinsed after cleaning. Best idea is to change your toothbrush if the bristles begin to fray, but no less often than every 3 months. Should also change brush if you have a cold so that you don't reinfect yourself. ...Read more

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Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?

Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?

Yes: I am assuming you referring to gum inflammation. If that's th e case, then yes. Good home care will cure early inflammation. If the condition persists, see your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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How can I set aside time to floss, brush, rinse, and chew sugar free gum?

How can I set aside time to floss, brush, rinse, and chew sugar free gum?

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

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Best way to take care of rotten teeth? (on top of brushing, flossing, rinsing)

Best way to take care of rotten teeth? (on top of brushing, flossing, rinsing)

See Dentist: Get to your dentist and get them taken care of. You may be brushing, flossing, and rinsing but maybe you are not doing it quite like you should. Diet is actually a major contributor to dental problems as well. Constant exposure to sugars of all kinds is very problematic. ...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???

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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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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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How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

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 more

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Is there a special toothbrush for cleaning your wisdom teeth? Have high narrow palate so hard to reach

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 more

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Will a dental cleaning along with brushing, flossing, and mouth wash cure my gingivitis?

Will a dental cleaning along with brushing, flossing, and mouth wash cure my gingivitis?

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 more

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Can the waterpik waterflosser both models of wp-900 /wp-100 help my braces better versus flossing my teeth?

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