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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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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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Colgate sells a toothbrush that has a soft seal on the back which is easy to break when they put it on the shelfs. is this toothbrush safe to use?

Colgate sells a toothbrush that has a soft seal on the back which is easy to break when they put it on the shelfs. is this toothbrush safe to use?

Safety: For safety's sake never purchase a product if the package integrity has been compromised. Chance of tampering extremely low, but present item with broken packaging to store staff. They will want to remove it from sale. ...Read more

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Must soft or super-soft toothbrushes always be used for effectiveness in oral hygiene?

Must soft or super-soft toothbrushes always be used for effectiveness in oral hygiene?

Always soft: tooth brash with ergonomic and flexible handle. Also important to look for manual or electrical soft toothbrushes that have earned the ADA Seal of Approval. ...Read more

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If most dentists recommend soft toothbrushes for us, then why are medium and hard toothbrushes even on sale?

Good Question: Over the years we have moved to recommending soft toothbrushes because of the potentialto cause gumline erosion. ...Read more

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My gums hurt after switching from hard to soft toothbrush please help?

My gums hurt after switching from hard to soft toothbrush please help?

See your dentist: See your dentist for a one on one clinical exam and evaluation as to the cause of your problem. We can neither diagnose the problem or advise\treat you without seeing you in person. There are just too many possibilities to try to guess what's going on in your mouth. ...Read more

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Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush 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

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Does having sensitive gums mean I have unhealthy gums or just need a softer toothbrush?

Does having sensitive gums mean I have unhealthy gums or just need a softer toothbrush?

Maybe both: Gums should be firm and pink in color. A soft toothbrush cleans teeth well and stimulates and massages your gums at the same time. So a soft toothbrush andfirm pink gums are normal, healthy. If not see a dentist! ...Read more

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Can using a soft toothbrush help to reverse receding gums?

Can using a soft toothbrush help to reverse receding gums?

Usually not: One thing to realize--if your gum is receding, what that really means is the supporting bone that was once there holding your gum up is going away. And that process can't be reversed by a toothbrush. Please see your dentist. There may be some corrective options available. ...Read more

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