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I have toothbrush abrasion, can I wear a retainer or braces?

I have toothbrush abrasion, can I wear a retainer or braces?

Issues?: I'm not sure of your specific situation and what treatment you have had or are contemplating? Are you trying to address the tooth brush abrasion issue? Or wanting\needing orthodontic treatment? You can have orthodontic treatment and afterwards a retainer with tba. Ortho treatment\retainer won't address the tba issue. Discuss all these issues, relevance and what's best for you with your own denti. ...Read more

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Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane.It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more


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Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

New toothbrush: You need a new toothbrush. By the time you read this answer, the bristles will have passed into your intestines. Be careful next time. ...Read more

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What are some dentists recommended toothbrushes?

Soft toothbrush: The brand name of a toothbrush is not as important as making sure you use a soft toothbrush. This is important to prevent wear and abrasion. ...Read more

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Can HIV transmit through toothbrush ?

Can HIV transmit through toothbrush ?

Very unlikely!!: Hiv travels through blood transmission. Saliva has low or no potential to transmit hiv. If two people have bleeding gums and one has hiv, and both share the same toothbrush... Yes it is possible. But if neither has gum issues, the probability of transmission is about the same as sharing eating utensils. Get an HIV test buy another toothbrush and stop worrying! ...Read more

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Can pinworm by caught from my toothbrush?

Can pinworm by caught from my toothbrush?

Probably not: Pin worms are contracted from anal to oral transmission of the eggs of the pinworm laid at the opening of the anus. They are not in the oral cavity per se. I would find it very difficult for this to happen. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put orajel on my toothbrush?

Is it safe to put orajel on my toothbrush?

Orajel on toothbrush: Yes for the toothbrush. The question is why? This is not something that I would recommend. What are you trying to accomplish. I would not do this on an individual basis and certainly not long term. This is not the intended use of Orajel. Consult with your own dentist regarding what you are trying to accomplish. There are much safer and effective options. ...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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Any suggestions on which electric toothbrush is better?

Any suggestions on which electric toothbrush is better?

Depends: There are basically two types of electric toothbrushes. There is the ‘rotation-oscillation' type. Braun oral b seems to be the market leaders here. The other type are 'sonic' types. Phillips sonicare seems to lead the way here. As for which type is best, it is a personal preference. Both are effective at plaque removal. I personally would prefer the oscillation type. ...Read more

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What makes an electric toothbrush better than a normal one?

More effective: The action of the bristles on your teeth and gums disrupts the bacterial colonies better than your manual brushing. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for toothpastes and toothbrushes for braces?

Any suggestions for toothpastes and toothbrushes for braces?

Toothpastes: Ultrasonic toothbrushes ( sonicare is one brand), or rotating electric brushes ( oral b for example) that have timers built in will help you spend the correct amount of time as well as help to remove the bacteria more effectively than a hand held brush. Any toothpaste and or mouthwash with Fluoride will also help to reduce potential cavities. ...Read more

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