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Receding Gums Electric 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
Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, is the loss of gum volume due most commonly to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Other causes of gum recession include inherited genes, aggressive tooth brushing, tobacco and other drug use, as well as vitamin ...Read more
I had a bad receding gum and got a new electric toothbrush and it healed back to normal but then a small white spot showed up on the gum. No pain?
Bleeding gums: You may have gingivitis or/and periodontal disease. Plaque is a sticky bio film that can be removed with a toothbrush, calculus is a harder and attaches itself to the tooth and root surface and needs to be removed professionally by a hygienist or dentist. See you dentist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an electric toothbrush and noticed that after using it, my gums bleed a little and hurt too. Is that normal in the beginning?
Can be: Initially you might be putting too much pressure on it , or your gums are very inflamed. The brush does all the work , so you must learn to put it in place and leave it-- not brush back/forth, up/down. Also, the oral B and the sonicare have built-in detectors that let you know if you are putting too much pressure on it. Oral B flashes red light, and sonicare changes speed. Be gentle. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to buy a new electric toothbrush, which one is best for teeth and gum health, Oral B or Sonicare?
Electric toothbrush: Both of these are effective and safe. Your dentist may give you a recommendation based on you personal needs. But remember that this is only part of keeping your mouth healthy. Cleaning between your teeth with floss, soft pics, waterpic, or other devices is critical to a healthy mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer