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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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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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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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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

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Which is better for dental care: the philips sonicare or the oral-b professional care tooth brush?

Which is better for dental care: the philips sonicare or the oral-b professional care tooth brush?

No difference: Both brands are the market leaders and both have been around for more than 30 years and FDA approved. ...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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Will using an electric toothbrush like sonicare reduce pain in my gums when I brush?

Will using an electric toothbrush like sonicare reduce pain in my gums when I brush?

Maybe : If your gums are sensitive, start with a new soft bristled manual brush and gently brush after every meal. Floss or use an oral irrigator as well. In time your gums will firm and you can switch to an electric toothbrush if you choose. ...Read more

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What to do if every day with a philips sonicare electric toothbrush and I floss. are cavities genetic?

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 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?

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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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?

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

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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?

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 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.(?)

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 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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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 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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