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Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?
Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?
Return it: The product is supposed to be sealed on purchase to protect the consumer. I would ask for a new one and explain to the merchant the seal was open when you bought this one. ...Read more
The safest rule is..: Always use the right tool for the right job. Don't try to remove a Philips-head screw with a flat-head screwdriver. Don't use a standard socket wrench on your metric nuts. An electric toothbrush is for brushing teeth. Any use "downstairs" is at your own risk. ...Read more
I use an electric toothbrush. I get cold sores frequently. How can I sanitize my toothbrush? At $22 per head i cannot afford to replace each time.
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Ask your dentist to write a rxn for peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). It is an antimicrobial mouth rinse. You can rinse your brush head in hot water , then let it soak in this for 15 - 30 minutes, then rinse again and allow to dry. Also, you might invest in 2 brush heads and alternate so they dry completely. Good luck. The cold sores are viral.If herpes, ask your dentist for rxn for acyclivir. Often helps. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Baby's toothbrush: When baby incisors first erupt they should be wiped with a soft moist cloth twice a day, tongue side and lip side. Once molars begin to erupt use small soft bristled toothbrush, rinsing with water and allowed to dry after use. 1st Dental Examination age 1. Use no more than pea-sized portion of kid's toothpaste, but not until child can spit out residue after brushing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 13-month boy and bought him soft bristle toothbrush. I wonder what are the ways to safely clean them before putting it inside baby's mouth?
I rinsed my toothbrush in boiling hot water. I didn't brush them with it but will the plastic chemicals leach into my skin?
How do I make a wound in mouth heal faster? I think i bit the inside of my cheek and now it's really painful. The wound doesn't seem to be getting better. I try not to touch it or hit it with my toothbrush, but it's not doing the trick.
Any tips? I've
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are my choices.: Really, any toothpaste as long as it has Fluoride in it. The rest is usually personal preference to taste. Tartar control toothpastes have been proven to make a difference in the ability of tartar to form. Soft bristle toothbrushes are best for getting in between and around teeth better. Again, mouthwashes are personal preference. Oxygenating rinses are more effective against bacteria. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hard bump on palate. Started size of pea has shrunk to half that size in a month. I scraped my mouth top with the end of toothbrush before bump. Help!
Can i get hsv1 by kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can i catch it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?
Can i get oral hsv1 from kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can i get it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?
Don't obsess!! : Don't obsess over hsv1. The potential to be exposed to it is very high, so high that by age 27 you probably have already been exposed and don't even know it! while you shouldn't be kissing someone with any type of active virus, drink out of the same glass won't cause an issue and how expensive is it to purchase your own toothbrush. Certainly cheaper that seeing a psychiatrist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can listeria be transferred to my toothbrush? How long does it stay in the mouth? Can i pass it to my boyfriend by kissing or sharing cups?
Water from my electric toothbrush shot up my nose. Should I be concerned about amoebas? Can anything treat amoebas if they're in someone's nose?
Amoebas: Who has the amoebas.?? If you do not have, and have no immune disease, squirting water up your nose- even if contaminated with something, is unlikely to cause harm or disease. Possible: Blow your nose, consider squirting some few cc normal saline in each nostril to encourage flow and be well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm frugal. Can I use a soft bristle toothbrush to exfoliate my face? I have oily acne prone skin, but get dry skin from treatments.
I masturbated with electric toothbrush on clit yesterday now I have red swollen peeled skin....3 paper cuts in anus..what is it..I'm scared?
I scraped the roof of my mouth a little while back with the end of toothbrush. I have a hard lump there now. It can't be seen with light. What is it?
Have it checked: How long ago did you scrape your mouth? Did you get an open sore from the scrape? Best thing to do is to have it evaluated by a dentist or an ear nose and throat doctor to see what it may be. It may just be coincidence that the bump is there, perhaps a clogged salivary duct, depending on where it is on the palate? ...Read more
For a little longer than a week I've had a white long skin tag type looking thing on the top of my tongue, it's almost at the tip of my tongue. It's not painful unless I pull on it. I've tried brushing it off with my toothbrush but that hasn't helped?
Inflamed papillae?: See your dentist for a one on one evaluation and recommendations. No treatment may be necessary unless it's purely an annoyance to you and if it is nothing more than an inflamed papillae and cannot be resolved with routine use of a tongue blade, it can always be incised off. However, it could be other things as well so get a consult. ...Read more
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