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Doctor insights on: Ultra Soft Toothbrush

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Had double jaw surgery 10 weeks ago brushed teeth using softer toothbrush than normal but pressed hard on teeth/gums could pressing hard move jaws bac?

Had double jaw surgery 10 weeks ago brushed teeth using softer toothbrush than normal but pressed hard on teeth/gums could pressing hard move jaws bac?

No harm with brushin: No. You couldn't move the jaws back even if you tried by brushing. In most cases the jaws are fixated with mini plates and screws. ...Read more

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Is a vibrating toothbrush effective?

Is a vibrating toothbrush effective?

Yes if used properly: Electric or vibrating toothbrushes can be very effective, but are not magic. They must be used properly in order to work. They will not clean any areas that they do not reach, so you must make sure to move them slowly and gently across all the surfaces of your teeth. ...Read more

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Can the ionic toothbrush really work?

Can the ionic toothbrush really work?

Snake oil!: I have not seen a study or a juried scientific article that shows an "ionic" brush imparts any special cleaning effects. Don't waste your money! ...Read more

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How often should I replace my toothbrush?

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

New tooth brush: Replace your tooth brush when it begins to look worn and frayed. This varies depending upon the individual tooth brush, how often you brush, for how long and with how much pressure. Some toothbrushes have indicators to help you determine that. Generally every one to three months or after a cold to prevent re-infection. ...Read more

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How often should you get a new toothbrush?

How often should you get a new toothbrush?

New tooothbrushes: Replace your toothbrush every 3-6 months depending upon wear and also after colds, flu, etc. ...Read more

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How often do I have to replace my toothbrush?

Every 5 or 6 months: You should replace your toothbrush every 5 or 6 months, or after you have been sick. ...Read more

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How often are you suppose to change your toothbrush?

How often are you suppose to change your toothbrush?

Every 3 max 4 months: Studies show that after 3 months of normal use toothbrushes are much less effective. ...Read more

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Can toothbrush bristles get harder or softer with use?

Agree and. ..: Worn toothbrushes tend to fray & tangle at the bristle ends, thus are less effective. If it looks worn, it's time for a new soft never hard bristle toothbrush. ...Read more

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Do electric toothbrushes work better than non-electric?

Do electric toothbrushes work better than non-electric?

Yes: Until I started useing the electric myself I thought the manuel was as good. But it is not. The electric is much more effective. ...Read more

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Could a pink color on my toothbrush bristles be harmful?

Could a pink color on my toothbrush bristles be harmful?

No: If the bristles were that color when you got the brush and it is an ada accepted brush, it's safe. If they were once white and are now pink, you could have periodontal disease since its probably blood. ...Read more

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Are electric toothbrushes more effective than normal ones?

Are electric toothbrushes more effective than normal ones?

Depends: With any toothbrush, the key is consistency and proper technique. Don't be fooled into thinking that an electric toothbrush will do the job for you, you still have to make sure to get to all your teeth and all the surfaces. A manual toothbrush used properly can be just as good. ...Read more

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Which is better --- a manual toothbrush or battery operated?

Which is better --- a manual toothbrush or battery operated?

Both: Any brush is good if used regularly and correctly. Most dentists recommend choosing a soft-bristled brush if you are using a manual brush. With power brushes one must take extra care not to be too aggressive, as the bristles tend to be hard. A power brush should only be guided and not leaned on. Try both and see which one works best for you. Just remember to floss as well! ...Read more

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How bad is it to use someone else's toothbrush? Even if this person is your significant other?

How bad is it to use someone else's toothbrush? Even if this person is your significant other?

Try to avoid: If they have periodontal disease there is possibility you can get some of these disease causing bacteria With brushing you are depositing these bacteria right into your gums Don't share ...Read more

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