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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
Dental experts: is there a particular sonicare powered brush you suggest for 92 yo with formerly good hygiene? Need timer so aides let her brush enuf.
Which is better for dental care: the philips sonicare or the oral-b professional care tooth brush?
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What to do if every day with a philips sonicare electric toothbrush and I floss. are cavities genetic?
What to do: First, many patients brush & floss before eating rather than after and do so inadequately for proper time. No brushing & flossing can counter a diet high in unrefined sugars or acids as with many sports drinks. Are you flossing and rinsing 2-3 times per day? See your dentist who can actually examine you and go over your habits and oral hygiene techniques as well as diet. No one is doomed to decay! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
My 4 yr son has food impaction on all 20 teeth immed after eating.Is it coz i used for him sonicare adult brush abt 30days travel.Vibratn:resorption?
Food impaction: Although i wouldn't recommend a sonicare toothbrush for a 4 year old, it would in itself not cause food impaction or other dental problems. I would suggest that you take him to a pedodontist for an evaluation. Without personally examining him, we have no way of knowing the the health of the teeth or any other conditions that would cause what you describe. He may have some cavities. See below:. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a Sonicare brush if you've got Periodontitis and a thin biotype? Can the vibration make teeth with some looseness MORE wobbly/loose?
Sonicare: it is safe to use a Sonicare toothbrush as part of your oral care routine. It has been shown to be very effective in removing plaque bacteria. Remember to use a gentle touch. Work with your dentist or periodontist and follow their recommendations for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental hygienist said the high end Sonicare electric brush, when used properly, will add to gum recession all the time vs. circular motion Oral B.(?)
Corporate hype: This situation is likely a comment made from a sales rep visiting a dental office. The game here is...Sales rep from company "A" buys the hygenist's lunch and teaches them how to put down company "B." This unfortunately is the corporation trying to market products through professionals. I am often disappointed that there is rarely science to base any of these claims. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What can I do or take to stop receeding gums? I am 66, use a sonicare toothbrush, floss, take a multivitamin and have my teeth cleaned every 6 months.
I have considerable gum recession on my lower canines. Should I manually brush these teeth while using a Sonicare for the rest of my mouth.
Gum recession: See a local dentist, preferably a Periodontist to evaluate the cause of the gum recession, discuss treatment alternatives and suggest the best home care regimen to minimize further recession. Each case is different and requires personal attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer