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Studies say no: A properly used toothbrush will perform equally good as an electric brush. That being said, an electric toothbrush aimed properly is likely easier to use for some patients, especially those with dexterity problems. A good three minute brush, 2-3 times a day, that covers all of the tooth surfaces and the gums is sufficient. There is no magic in an electric toothbrush, it is about aiming properl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: I used to think if you were careful, manuel toothbrushing was as effective as electric. Then i started using a sonicare and my gums and teeth are much cleaner. My periodontal probings(pockets) have all improved. By using the electric toothbrush exclusively and flossing daily, you too can achieve better oral health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My ortho told me not to clean my retainer with toothpaste and toothbrush because it'll scratch them and turn them white. How else do I clean them?
Bleeding: Probably not the tooth. Almost certainly the gum tissue around the tooth is infected. This is a big red flag...gum disease is an active infection that requires definitive treatment. Schedule appointment with a gum specialist, a Periodontist, as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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