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Will the use of my new expensive sonicare lead to more recession and does it get into the sulcus with normal use?

Will the use of my new expensive sonicare lead to more recession and does it get into the sulcus with normal use?

Just one aid, but...: It's a great aid to proper oral hygiene and if used properly, it won't do any damage. However, you still need to floss your teeth. It may help but not solve the problem of gum recession. Ask your dentist to explain to you what caused your gum recession and what you can to prevent further periodontal problems including the recession. ...Read more

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Which is better the diamond clean sonicare or the healthy white sonicare?

Which is better the diamond clean sonicare or the healthy white sonicare?

Both good: I prefer the ergonomics of the diamond clean, but both are great. Just remember to change the heads out often and consider the model with the uv sanitizer. ...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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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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Is there any way to further prevent gum disease by using sonicare?

Is there any way to further prevent gum disease by using sonicare?

Floss: Sonicare makes brushing easier on arms. Only way to further prevent gum disease is flossing, which is the only way to clean below gums. ...Read more

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Using Sonicare diamondclean, I angle it towards gum but that doesn't cover all the tooth surface on some of my teeth just the lower or upper half of the teeth, should I also move it around whole tooth?

Using Sonicare diamondclean, I angle it towards gum but that doesn't cover all the tooth surface on some of my teeth just the lower or upper half of the teeth, should I also move it around whole tooth?

Yes Move It All Over: You are doing the correct thing by angling the brush toward the tooth-gum interface. However, you will have to go over each tooth multiple times to clean the WHOLE tooth. Teeth have many little angles, so your toothbrush needs to touch each tooth from multiple angles to correctly clean the entire tooth, or teeth. You have a great brush; don't forget to floss also : ) ...Read more

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I have developed a bruise on my gum above my top front tooth just to the right of it. There's been no trauma. I can't recall anything I've done today that would have caused it, It just appeared. (?) I use a Sonicare tooth brush. I smoke. I 40 years of ag

I have developed a bruise on my gum above my top front tooth just to the right of it. There's been no trauma. I can't recall anything I've done today that would have caused it, It just appeared. (?) I use a Sonicare tooth brush. I smoke. I  40 years of ag

Bruise: All sorts of lesions can appear in the mouth, from a temporary burn from extremely hot food, to gum damage form an abscess (infection), to oral cancer caused by smoking, to hundreds of other problems. Please call your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I find the recommended Sonicare toothbrush difficult to brush gently around my lower canines. Should I use an Oral-B circular brush in those spots?

I find the recommended Sonicare toothbrush difficult to brush gently around my lower canines. Should I use an Oral-B circular brush in those spots?

Instructions: Before you invest in another device, take the Sonicare toothbrush in with you to your dentist/hygienist for utilization suggestions. If you already own an Oral-B, by all means use it as needed. ...Read more