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I've got Periodontitis with some bone loss and receding gums. Will a Sonicare toothbrush worsen it? Can it make teeth with some looseness looser?

I've got Periodontitis with some bone loss and receding gums. Will a Sonicare toothbrush worsen it? Can it make teeth with some looseness looser?

No and No: ... to your questions. But a sonicare toothbrush is not therapy for periodontitis. If you are truly 29 and have periodontitis, you need to be evaluated and treated by a periodontist IMMEDIATELY. Bone loss and recession at your age is a recipe for disaster. By the time you are 50, you could potentially be toothless. Seek treatment and take care... ...Read more

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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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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.(?)

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.(?)

Sonicare Toothbrush: The latest study demonstrates that long-term use of Sonicare toothbrush improves periodontal health in adult periodontitis and it's very addictive. To form a habit use Sonicare toothbrush three times a day for tree weeks. Take care. ...Read more

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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.

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 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 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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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.

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.

See periodontist: In addition to your great home care, you may have other things at play here. Poor or traumatic occlusion being one that comes to mind. I would recommend a consult by a well respected periodontist. ...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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Can receding gums be treated and reversed?

Can receding gums be treated and reversed?

Depends: Most cases of receding gums can be treated by grafting over the exposed root. You should see a periodontist or gum specialist to discuss with him/her your options. As far as reversing the process i'm afraid that is impossible. Aggressive tooth brushing, grinding or bruxism, and orthodontics may contribute to recession. ...Read more

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Bleeding & receding gums. Help?

Bleeding & receding gums. Help?

Treat bleeding first: Gingival inflammation must be eliminated and the cause removed prior to any graft perform to ensure the success of the graft. Cleaning, antibiotic, and follow up to treat the bleeding. Remove the cause of gum recession (always brush with soft toothbrush, never hard toothbrush). Treat occlusion. After all these therapy, graft the gum if in the esthetic zone. ...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