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Is it safe to use an electric toothbrush on a 1 year old?

Is it safe to use an electric toothbrush on a 1 year old?

Not a good idea: Your child really doesn't have the eye-hand coordination to brush properly until about age 5-6. Until then you should be doing it for her. Please take her asap to a pediatric dental specialist for age-appropriate oral hygiene instructions, diet/fluoride/sugar advice, jaw and tooth development evaluation, a thorough examination, and for your child to bond w the specialist. Don't wait until age 2. ...Read more

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I have had two root treatments done in the past. Is it ok if I use an electric toothbrush?

I have had two root treatments done in the past. Is it ok if I use an electric toothbrush?

Yes: It is safe to use an electric toothbrush after a root canal. This will not effect the root canaled teeth. It is important that you maintain a clean and healthy mouth to prevent futuer decay and additional root canals. ...Read more

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What can I do if my gums bleed after I use my electric toothbrush?

What can I do if my gums bleed after I use my electric toothbrush?

Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. It may be too involved for you to manage on your own. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Is it okay if children use an electric toothbrush? Our five year old really seems to prefer to have that used on him, but i'm worried that it might be too hard on his baby teeth. Do I have anything to worry about? .

Is it okay if children use an electric toothbrush? Our five year old really seems to prefer to have that used on him, but i'm worried that it might be too hard on his baby teeth. Do I have anything to worry about?


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Great!: Just make sure it has a small head to fit better into child's mouth. Should brush 2 full minutes by the clock with a pea-sized portion of tooth paste. Then you should check him and brush any areas he may have missed. He also needs to be flossed, a toothbrush can't get between teeth. Floss him daily. Toothbrush will not harm baby teeth, not brushing and flossing will. Go for it! ...Read more

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Can you use a battery powered electric toothbrush if you have a dental implant?

Can you use a battery powered electric toothbrush if you have a dental implant?

Yes after completion: After the implant is fully integrated and restored, yes. Until then you should check with your own dentist. ...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?

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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What is more hygenic? An electric toothbrush vs a normal one?

Electric: An electric toothbrush has been shown to be more efficient in cleaning your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Does the power tip with the oral b electric toothbrush really work?

Does the power tip with the oral b electric toothbrush really work?

It does: The key with any toothbrush is consistency. Make sure you use it regularly and diligently around the areas where it's indicated. It'll never replace flossing though. ...Read more

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Is a waterpik or electric toothbrush better?

Is a waterpik or electric toothbrush better?

Thanks for asking!: I prefer the electric vibrating tooth brush over the waterpic. Whatever does the best job in your hands of mechanically removing the plaque around your teeth. Try getting a chewable disclosing tablet from your dentist and you can compare which does the best job removing the plaque. ...Read more

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Should i just get a electric toothbrush or waterpik too?

Should i just get a electric toothbrush or waterpik too?

Use both: Electric toothbrush is to brush teeth on front back and the top... Where as waterpik helps to dislodhe plaque or foid in between the teeth..Would advise flossing. ...Read more

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Is electric toothbrush better than manual for removing plaque?

Easier: It definately makes it easier to remove the plaque. The mouth feel after using one is actually encouraging enough to make you want to brush mor consistently. ...Read more

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Could my oral b electric toothbrush be causing gum recession?

Could my oral b electric toothbrush be causing gum recession?

3 causes: 3 most common causes of gum recession are 1) gum disease, 2) malocclusion, & 3) overly aggressive brushing technique. Don't blame the toothbrush, blame the operator. Talk to your Dentist/Hygienist about your oral health and your oral hygiene program. ...Read more

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What is the best electric toothbrush for braces? I'm currently on braces.

Oral B or sonacare: Both are excellent-- just a matter of personal preference. Sonacare tends to have stronger vibrations-- some people love them (myself included), others like the oral b better. But both are great. ...Read more

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Is an electric toothbrush enough for plaque or do I need a waterpik too ?

TEnter an answer sum: The toothbrush only gets the outside surfaces. You need to clean between your teeth where most tooth decay and gum disease start a water-pik alone wont help as much. Use dental floss or a small brush that fits between your teeth commonly known as an interproximal brush. ...Read more

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What are the effects of masturabting with an electric toothbrush?And how much masturbation with that is heathy?

What are the effects of masturabting with an electric toothbrush?And how much masturbation with that is heathy?

Seriously?: not knowing (or wanting to know) how you use the toothbrush or what brushheads you are using, I would suggest finding some other mechanism to you will find pleasurable. Maybe visit the sex shop for a new toy rather than the dentist! ...Read more

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I have recently got a electric toothbrush. I've been using it for a few days till i noticed two small brown dot on tooth that wasn't there before?

Spots: It is impossible to tell you what this spot is without seeing it. So see your dentist and get it checked. It may be stain decalcifications or it may be decay. Get checked. ...Read more

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