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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?

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 (Definition)

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


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Could my oral b electric toothbrush be causing gum recession?

Could my oral b electric toothbrush be causing gum recession?

3 causes: 3 most common causes of gum recession are 1) gum disease, 2) malocclusion, & 3) overly aggressive brushing technique. Don't blame the toothbrush, blame the operator. Talk to your Dentist/Hygienist about your oral health and your oral hygiene program. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Too much toothpaste: White spot will disappear; too much toothpaste is not good for the teeth and gums, pea size is plenty! Stay away from abrasive toothpastes, Pronamel has very low abrasively! ...Read more

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What can I do if my gums bleed after I use my electric toothbrush?

What can I do if my gums bleed after I use my electric toothbrush?

Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. It may be too involved for you to manage on your own. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my gums to bleed and hurt a little from using electric toothbrush?

Is it normal for my gums to bleed and hurt a little from using electric toothbrush?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Why is an electric toothbrush important if you want to reduce tartar and gum disease?

Why is an electric toothbrush important if you want to reduce tartar and gum disease?

It's not: You can have healthy gums without using an electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush is only a tool to aid in having healthy gums without all the physical labor of manual brushing. ...Read more

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I need to buy a new electric toothbrush, which one is best for teeth and gum health, Oral B or Sonicare?

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 more

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Can a person with mild dementia hurt his gums or mouth if using electric toothbrush?

Can a person with mild dementia hurt his gums or mouth if using electric toothbrush?

Possibly: Dementia varies so please pay attention, use common sense, and be conservative. If you have concerns be both observant and nurturing. ...Read more

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I brush twice a day using an electric toothbrush. As well as floss at night and use mouthwash twice per day. Why do my gums still bleed?

I brush twice a day using an electric toothbrush. As well as floss at night and use mouthwash twice per day. Why do my gums still bleed?

Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. It may be too involved for you to manage on your own. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more